Tata Power Green Energy Limited (TPGEL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 225 MW Hybrid solar power project in Rajasthan.
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.
According to the company, the project was commissioned within the stipulated timeline on 1,200 acres of land at Noorsar in Rajasthan.
The power generated from the project will be supplied to Tata Power’s Mumbai Distribution under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), valid for 25 years, to fulfil its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO).
With the addition of 225 MW of hybrid power to Tata Power, Mumbai’s customers revised power supply portfolio will rise to 38 per cent non-carbon power. It will be nearly double the mandatory RPO obligation.
“This is the first hybrid project developed by Tata Power consisting of recently commissioned 225 MW of Solar power at Noorsar and existing wind assets of 96 MW which is expected to generate about 700 MUs of energy per year,” Tata Power said.
“The plant will annually offset approximately 700 Million Kg of carbon dioxide. The combination of solar and wind projects brings a unique advantage of higher capacity utilisation factor as compared to standalone wind or solar capacity,” it added.
With the commissioning of this hybrid project, the total renewables capacity of Tata Power reaches 5,524 MW with an installed capacity of 3,859 MW and 1,665 MW under various stages of implementation.