Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian energy company Tata Power, has commissioned 100MW worth of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Uttar Pradesh, India.
The company has commissioned two solar projects, each with 50MW of capacity, in the Prayagraj and Banda regions.
The facilities will have the capacity to generate more than 221.26 million units of power a year and are expected to reduce carbon emissions by 177 billion tonnes a year in total.
Tata Power managing director and CEO Dr Praveer Sinha 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.”
The solar facility at Prayagraj features almost 159,600 solar modules. TPREL has installed 16 inverters and 103.25km of direct current (DC) cable for the project.
The Banda solar facility features 167,440 solar modules spread across 236 acres of land, as well as 16 invertors.
Tata Power’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) arm, Tata Power Solar Systems, completed both projects.
TPREL has also signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for these two projects with Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL).
The two projects will increase Tata Power’s operational renewable capacity to 3.05GW, with solar power accounting for 2.12GW of this and wind power making up the remaining 932MW.
The company has a further 1,854MW of renewable capacity in different stages of development.
In October last year, Tata Power Solar secured a letter of award from Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) to construct distributed ground-mounted solar projects in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
The company will carry out engineering, design, supply, construction, testing and commissioning works on the solar farms, whose total capacity amounts to 100MW.
Along with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, Tata Power currently has a total installed and managed capacity of 13,171MW.