Tata Power Green Energy Limited (TPGEL) has received a letter of award (LoA) to develop a 225 MW wind-solar hybrid power project. The LoA was awarded by Tata Power Mumbai Distribution, which will enter into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the developer. The project is required to be commissioned within 18 months from the date of execution of the PPA. As per the tender guidelines, the rated installed project capacity of either of the two components should be more than 25 per cent of the other, while the wind component should be capped at a maximum of 50 per cent of the project capacity.
According to TPGEL, the plant is expected to generate about 700 MUs of energy per year and will annually offset approximately 700 million kg of carbon dioxide. With the addition of this project, Tata Power’s renewable energy generating capacity will increase to 3,782 MW. Of this, 2,637 MW capacity is currently operational, and the remaining 1,145 MW is under implementation. In June 2020, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), the renewable arm of Tata Power, received a letter of award from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited for the development of the 100 MW solar power project to be located in Maharashtra. In the same month, TPREL also received a letter of award from Gujarat UrjaVikas Nigam Limited to develop a 120 MW solar project in Gujarat.