Tata Power commissions 24MW wind farm in Gujarat; attains milestone of 511MW through wind energy

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today announced the successful commissioning of 24MW wind farm at Rojmal in Gujarat through its subsidiary Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL). The total capacity of the project is 54MW and with this commissioning, Tata Power attains the landmark milestone of 511MW through wind energy. Tata Power’s total installed capacity, today, stands at 8,750MW and the clean and renewable energy capacity at 1,383MW.The 24MW wind capacity is expected to generate approximately 52MUs per year. Tata Power’s wind farms are located across the leading wind resource states including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The company is evaluating growth opportunities in these states, as also in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, through organic and inorganic means. The company continues to pursue avenues to add clean and renewable energy generation capacities to increase its portfolio.

Speaking on the commissioning, Anil Sardana, MD and CEO, Tata Power, said, “We are delighted to have crossed the 500MW milestone for our operating wind capacity with the commissioning of the 24MW at Rojmal. This is one of the many key milestones in our endeavour to generate 20-25 percent of Tata Power’s total generation capacity from clean energy sources. The clean energy project is well in line with our core business value of sustainable growth, and will further enhance and increase our clean energy footprint. As always, we take this opportunity to extend our hearty appreciation to the Government of Gujarat and all our stakeholders for the support extended in making this project successful.”

TPREL’s Rojmal wind farm utilises wind turbines from Inox Wind and sells the power to Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) under the Gujarat Wind Policy of year 2013. The company also has projects under development in Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

Tata Power has six of its renewable energy projects registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These projects include the 50.4MW wind project at Gadag, Karnataka, the 50.4MW wind project at Khandke, Maharashtra, the 50.4MW wind project at Samana, Gujarat, 39.2MW wind project at Bhogat, Gujarat, the 25MW solar project at Mithapur, Gujarat and 187MW Shuakhevi hydro project in Georgia.