Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today announced the successful commissioning of the final 8 MW of the 32 MW wind farm at Girijashankarwadi in Maharashtra.
The wind farm uses the 2 MW wind turbine from Kenersys India.
With this commissioning, Tata Power’s total wind generation capacity stands at 470.6 MW, with wind farms located across five states – Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Tata Power has developed this project through its 100 per cent subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL). TPREL also has a further 300 MW of wind capacity under development and construction in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
The wind farm is expected to generate approximately 62 MUs per year which will be procured by Tata Power-Distribution towards fulfilment of its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO). With this commissioning, Tata Power’s total generation capacity stands at 8623 MW.
Speaking on the commissioning, Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Power stated, “We are delighted to announce the commissioning of our wind project at Girijashankarwadi. Wind energy is an important part of our renewable energy portfolio and we aim to add 150-200 MW annually. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint through the generation of 20- 25 % of our total capacity through clean and renewable energy sources. We would like to thank the Government of Maharashtra, the local community and authorities and all our stakeholders for the support extended in setting up this wind power project at Girijashankarwadi”
Tata Power’s 470 MW wind portfolio and its 56 MW solar portfolio make it the largest Renewable Utility player in India, thus reiterating Tata Power’s commitment to renewable energy generation in India. The Company’s strategy emphasises the development of clean energy generation with 1210 MW from renewable sources to balance the carbon emissions from fossil fuel based generation capacity while contributing towards energy security of the country.
Tata Power currently has four of its renewable projects registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) program by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These projects include 50.4 MW Wind project at Gadag, 50.4 MW Wind project at Khandke and 50.4 MW Wind project at Samana in Maharashtra. The fourth project is the 25MW Solar project at Mithapur, Gujarat.