Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, on Wednesday announced the successful commissioning of a 24 megawatt (MW) wind farm at Rojmal in Gujarat, through its subsidiary Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), increasing its total operational capacity in this segment 511 MW. The total capacity of this wind power project is 54 MW.
Tata Power’s total installed capacity stands at 8750 MW and the clean and renewable energy capacity at 1383 MW.
The 24MW wind capacity is expected to generate nearly 52 million units per year. Tata Power’s wind farms are located across leading wind resource states including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
The company is evaluating growth opportunities in these states, as also in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, through organic and inorganic means as it continues to pursue avenues to add clean and renewable energy generation capacities to increase its portfolio, Anil Sardana, MD and CEO, said in a statement here.
TPREL’s Rojmal wind farm utilizes wind turbines from Inox Wind Ltd., and sells the power to Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) under the Gujarat Wind Policy, 2013. The company also has projects under development in Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
Tata Power has six of its renewable energy projects registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These include the 50.4 MW wind project at Gadag (Karnataka), 50.4 MW wind project at Khandke (Maharashtra), 50.4 MW wind project at Samana, 39.2 MW wind project at Bhogat, 25 MW solar project at Mithapur (all in Gujarat) and 187MW Shuakhevi hydro project in Georgia.
Tata Power, together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has an installed gross generation capacity of 8,750 MW in India and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. fuel security and logistics, generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), transmission, distribution and trading. It has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.