Tata Power Arm Commissions 150 MW Solar Capacity In Pokhran
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Tata Power Arm Commissions 150 MW Solar Capacity In Pokhran

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Tata Power Company Ltd. on Monday said its subsidiary Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. has commissioned 150 megawatt solar capacity project at Pokhran in Rajasthan.

With this, the overall operating renewable capacity of TPREL now stands at 2,628 MW in India, Tata Power said in a statement.

“Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd., a 100 percent subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned 150 MW solar capacity in village Chhayan at tehsil Pokhran in Rajasthan,” the statement said.

The company, the statement said, had won this capacity in a bid at a tariff of Rs 2.72 per kilowatt hour in May 2018.

“The sale of power from this solar plant has been tied up under a 25 year power purchase agreement with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd,” it said.

The project is connected at 220 kilovolt to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.’s Bhadla substation, making it the company’s first interstate transmission system solar project.

Currently, the company is developing 500 MW of renewable capacity across the country, including 100 MW under power purchase agreement signed with Uttar Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. and Noida Power Co. Ltd., 100 MW under a PPA signed with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. and another 250 MW at Dholera solar park.

“The commissioning of 150 MW capacity in Rajasthan has fortified our position as a leading renewable energy company in the country with a strong presence in solar power generation. We will continue to seek potential of sustainable growth of renewable power in India. This is our first ISTS project,” Tata Power President-Renewables Ashish Khanna said in the statement.

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