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Tata Power Green Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 225 MW solar-wind hybrid power project in Rajasthan.
The 225 MW of power generated from the project will go to Tata Power, Mumbai Distribution. The company’s revised power supply portfolio in Mumbai will rise to 38% non-carbon power, nearly double the mandatory renewable purchase obligation. Against the yearly requirement of nearly 5,200 MUs annually, the non-carbon supply will be approximately 2,000 MUs.
This is the first hybrid project developed by Tata Power, combining the recently commissioned 225 MW of solar power at Noorsar in Rajasthan and existing wind assets of 96 MW with an expected annual generation of about 700 MUs of energy per year. The project was awarded to TPGEL, and the solar part has been executed by Tata Power Solar Systems Limited, an EPC arm of Tata Power.
The project was commissioned within the stipulated timeline in 1,200 acres of land and has used 5,79,488 modules and 103 individual wind energy generators of various ratings from the company’s existing wind assets.
The combination of solar and wind brings a unique advantage of higher Capacity Utilization Factor as compared to standalone wind or solar capacity. The plant will annually offset approximately 700 million kg of CO2.
“We are excited to commission our first hybrid project of 225 MW in Rajasthan. It also reflects our commitment to make the use of non-carbon energy to meet the clean and green energy goals of the country,” said Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power.
With the commissioning of this hybrid project, the total renewables capacity of Tata Power has reached 5,524 MW with an installed capacity of 3,859 MW and 1,665 MW under various stages of implementation.
Last month, Tata Power revealed plans to invest ₹750 billion in renewables in the next five years, aiming to increase its clean energy portfolio from 34% to 80% by 2030.
The company’s Delhi Distribution arm invited bids to procure up to 300 MW of round-the-clock non-solar renewable power under short-term open access to meet its RPO targets.