Uttar Pradesh: Tata Power Renewable Energy Commissions 100 MW Solar Power Projects At Prayagraj And Banda

Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Tata Power, on Monday (17 January) announced commissioning of two Solar Power projects of 50 MW each at Prayagraj, and Banda in Uttar Pradesh.

The solar power plants are expected to generate more than 221.26 million units annually, the company said in a statement.

According to the company, around 1,59,600 modules were used in the project at Prayagraj and the installation is expected to reduce 91,137 lakh tons of carbon emission every year.

For the smooth implementation, installation of 16 Inverters, 103.25 km of DC cable and 4,87,080 man hours were used in the project, the company said.

Similarly, at Banda, 1,67,440 modules were used over 236 acres of land, with 16 invertors using 3,35,000 man hours, it added.

The solar power plants at Prayagraj and Banda are expected to reduce 1,77,037 lakh tons of carbon emission annually, according to the company.

Speaking on the achievement, Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, “The commissioning of Solar PV Projects in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj and Banda has strengthened our position as a leading renewable energy company, and we will continue to contribute to the country’s sustainable energy growth.”

Despite the various COVID-19 challenges faced by the industry, TPREL through Tata Power’s EPC arm Tata Power Solar Systems Limited has successfully completed the project within the project timelines due to its excellent project execution experience and capabilities, the company said.

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has already been signed between TPREL and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) for these two projects.

With the addition of 100MW, the renewables capacity in operation for Tata Power will be 3,055 MW with 2,123MW of Solar and 932MW of wind, the company said.

Tata Power’s total renewable capacity is 4,909 MW with another 1854MW of renewable projects under various stages of implementation, it added.