Tata Power’s wind farm capacity crosses 300 MW

Private power generator Tata Power said its installed wind energy capacity has crossed 300 MW. "The company is enhancing its renewable energy portfolio as targeted and today around 21 percent of the power generated is from wind power. Currently, our wind turbines portfolio has crossed 300 MW and we are committed to adding a sizeable wind power capacity every year to maintain a significant wind energy portfolio," TPC Managing Director Anil Sardana said.
At present, Tata Power has wind farms in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and an additional 64.5 MW wind farm capacity is under execution and will be commissioned soon in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

The company is also in the process of acquiring 20.95 MW operating wind energy assets in Maharashtra from Niskalp Energy and plans to place an order for 150 MW wind farm capacity to be set up in Maharashtra and Rajasthan to be commissioned during the course of FY 12 and FY 13, the release.

"We want to ensure that 25 per cent of our power capacity comes from clean technologies. This may go down in the near term, but we aim to have at least one-fourth of our power through such sources," TPC Executive Director, Strategy and Business Development Banmali Agrawala said.

While the power generated in Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka is sold under a long term power purchase agreement with the state distribution companies such as Bescom in Karnataka, Tangedco in Tamilnadu, and GUVNL in Gujarat, the wind power generated in Maharashtra is sold to Tata Power’s distribution business unit in Mumbai.