Tata Power switches on 225 MW hybrid wind-solar plant in India

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By Fiona Mehta

In the Indian state of Rajasthan, a 225 MW hybrid renewable energy project has been put into service, according to Tata Power’s Tata Power Green Energy division. A 25-year power purchase agreement will govern how much electricity the facility will provide to Tata Power Mumbai Distribution (PPA).

It is the first hybrid project that Tata Power has created. It consists of 96 MW of existing wind assets in Maharashtra and a recently operational 225 MW solar facility in Noorsar in Rajasthan.

The project’s solar component was carried out by Tata Power Solar Systems, an EPC division of Tata Power. Despite difficulties like rocky terrain, chilly temperatures, and rain, it successfully completed the PV plant’s commissioning within the allotted time frame. At Noorsar, the solar farm spans 1,200 acres and has 579,488 PV modules.

The project was awarded to TPGEL and the solar part of the project 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 at Noorsar in Rajasthan. The project has used 5,79,488 number of modules and 103 individual Wind energy generators of various ratings from company’s existing wind assets. Inspite of the various challenges like rugged terrain caused by multiple high sand dunes, harsh temperature of 50 degree Celsius and unusual rains, the project was delivered as per the stipulated timeline.

Speaking on the project commissioning, Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, “We are excited to commission our first Hybrid project of 225MW in Rajasthan. The project will supply power to our Mumbai Discom and their customers and will substantially enhance its non-carbon commitment. It also reflects our commitment to make the use of non- carbon energy to meet the clean and green energy goals of the country.”

Tata Power Mumbai’s non-carbon power supply will now rise to 38%. Its non-carbon electricity supply will hit approximately 2,000 million units (MUs) per year, against an annual requirement of almost 5,200 MUs. Tata Power’s total renewables capacity has now grown to 5,524 MW, with an installed capacity of 3,859 MW and 1,665 MW under various stages of implementation.

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