Tata Power Solar Systems Limited, wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received Letter of Award from the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) to build 100 MW EPC solar project along with 120 MWh utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS). The total contract value of the project is estimated to be Rs 9.45 billion. Within 18 months, the project will be executed.
Tata Power Solar’s utility-scale EPC order book has grown to 4.4 GW (DC) capacity with an estimated value of Rs 90 billion (excluding GST). The SECI project sites are all in the state of Chhattisgarh. The order scope comprises engineering, design, supply, construction, erection, testing, O&M and commissioning of the projects.
Tata Power Solar’s key projects include the 80 MW NTPC project at Jetsar, the 50 MW Kasargod project in Kerala, the 100 MW Gujarat Industries Power Company project at Raghanesda, the 100 MW Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited project at Raghanesda, and the 30 MW project for the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited. At Leh, another innovative solar project of 50 MW is being built with a BESS of 50 MWh battery storage. In November 2021, Tata Power and Tata Steel joined hands to develop grid-connected solar projects in Jharkhand and Odisha. The companies agreed to sign a 25-year power purchase agreement to develop 41 MW solar projects, including rooftop, floating, and ground-mounted. For Tata Steel, Tata Power is planning to build 21.97 MW of solar capacity in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, and 19.22 MW in Kalinganagar, Odisha.