Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, announced the commissioning of the 100 MW solar project for the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) in Partur town of Maharashtra.
The project will supply power to MSEDCL under a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 25 years.
Tata Power Solar Systems, an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) arm of Tata Power, completed the project within three-and-a-half months of signing the PPA.
Over 411,900 monocrystalline photovoltaic modules have been deployed for the project spread across 600 acres of land in Partur.
The TPREL team completed the installation of the central monitoring control system, switchyard, and photovoltaic area civil activities within the first two months of the project. In the next one-and-a-half month, they ensured that the blocks with 60 MW of module mounting structure installation and 50 MW of module installation were ready for alternating current (AC) output.
The CEO and MD of Tata Power, Dr. Praveer Sinha, observed, “Commissioning of MSEDCL project in such a short timeframe is a testimony to Tata Power’s extraordinary project execution capabilities. It would help Maharashtra contribute to India’s ambitious renewable energy ambitions by increasing the share of renewable energy in the state’s overall energy mix.”
TPREL had won this capacity in the MSEDCL’s tender (Phase-V) for the long-term procurement of power from 500 MW of intrastate solar projects to help meet its renewable purchase obligations (RPO). The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission had approved a tariff of ₹2.90 (~$0.04)/kWh for the project.
The solar project at Partur is expected to mitigate around 234 million tons of carbon every year.
With the execution of this 100 MW project, Tata Power’s operational renewables capacity has now reached 3.62 GW with 2.69 GW of solar and 932 MW of wind projects.
The company’s total renewable capacity is 4.92 GW, including 1.3 GW of renewable projects under various stages of implementation.
Tata Power Solar was ranked as the top rooftop solar company and third-leading utility-scale solar EPC company in the recently released Mercom India Solar Market Leaderboard 2022.
The company also recently won India’s biggest solar EPC contract to develop a 1 GW solar project in Bikaner, Rajasthan, for SJVN at an estimated cost of ₹54.91 billion (~$707.80 million).
Recently, inverter manufacturer Sungrow announced that it would supply storage solutions to Tata Power Solar System’s 60.56 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) project in Phyang, located in the Leh district of Ladakh. The project is one of India’s largest energy storage projects so far.