Tata Power Solar Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, commissioned an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project of 66 MW for Vibrant Energy, a developer of open access renewable energy projects.
The project will produce 110,029 units of energy annually, while the installation would help mitigate up to 900,000 tons of carbon emissions every year.
The equipment deployment and construction of the project spread across 191 acres was completed by Tata Power Solar Systems in a record time of nine months using 1,27,268 solar modules.
The CEO and MD of Tata Power, Praveer Sinha, said, “We consider the commissioning of this large EPC project for Vibrant Energy to be a significant accomplishment since it demonstrates our best-in-class project execution capabilities. We are sure this project would set a new standard for industry collaboration and contribute to India’s clean energy goals.”
CEO of Vibrant Energy Srini Viswanathan said, “This project is a testament to our commitment towards decarbonization and sustainable development. We are honored to partner with Tata Power Solar for EPC of 66 MW project that has been commissioned in a record 9-month period.”
Vibrant Energy is a majority-owned subsidiary of Blueleaf Energy, a portfolio company owned by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), operating on a standalone basis. GIG specializes in project development and delivery, green infrastructure principal investment, green impact advisory, and the management of portfolio assets.
Tata Power deployed its engineers and workers to carve out an ideal execution strategy for the project. The teams commissioned the 66 MW project by laying a two-level pooling sub-station on the rock-filled terrain to flatten the ground for structural stability of the Extra High Voltage (EHV) system. To avoid multiple shifting, all equipment, and raw material were unloaded at the project site beforehand, while the modules were insured before commissioning the project.
With the commissioning of this project, Tata Power’s total utility-scale solar project portfolio reached 9.7 GW. It has a manufacturing unit in Bengaluru with a production capacity of 635 MW of modules and 500 MW of cells. It has over 1 GW of rooftop and distributed generation projects across the country.
Earlier this month, Tata Power Solar Systems commissioned a 450 MW solar project for Brookfield Renewable in Rajasthan. The installation of the project was completed using 800,000 solar modules.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Market Leaderboard 2022 report, Tata Power Solar Systems was one of the five top solar rooftop companies in India for 2021.