Tata Power, India’s largest private power company, which is developing a 25 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project under Gujarat’s Solar Power Policy 2009, through its subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited, has announced the successful commissioning of its project on 25th January 2012.
Spread over 100 acres of land, the solar plant is located at Mithapur in Gujarat. The Company has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the project with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited. This plant is one of the largest of its kind in the country and is now feeding power into the grid.
Speaking on the commissioning, Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “We are delighted to announce the commissioning of one of the largest solar projects in the country. We would like to thank the Government of Gujarat and all our stakeholders for the support extended for setting up this solar power project at Mithapur.”
The Company’s strategy emphasizes the development of clean energy generation from renewable sources to balance the carbon emissions from fossil fuel based generation capacity while contributing towards energy security of the country. Tata Power has ambitious plan to set up 300 MW of solar power capacity by 2017.
The Company has also executed a 3 MW solar photo-voltaic plant at Mulshi, one of the largest grid-connected solar projects in the State of Maharashtra, and had set up its first solar power plant of 110 kW, way back in 1996 at Walwhan in Lonavla. With these projects, Tata Power now has a strong portfolio of 28+ MW of Solar and 375 MW of Wind making it the largest Renewable Utility player in India.
– Press Release / 10 February 2012