Tata commissions 100 MW wind farm in Andhra Pradesh with Gamesa wind turbines

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), India’s largest renewable energy company, on Wednesday announced commissioning of its 100 MW wind farm project in Nimbagallu in Andhra Pradesh.

The company commissioned 36 MW wind capacity of the plant in December 2016.

TPREL, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, announced the commissioning of the balance 64 MW on Wednesday.

With this, the operating renewable portfolio of TPREL grew to 1,959 MW, comprising 907 MW wind power, 932 MW solar power, and 120 MW waste heat recovery capacity.

The Nimbagallu wind farm is built with Gamesa’s two MW state-of-the-art Wind-Turbine Generation (WTG) platform.

“We are also developing another 100 MW solar plant at Anantapur Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh. With this commissioning, TPREL continues to fortify its position of being the largest renewable energy company in the country,” said Rahul Shah, CEO and Executive Director, TPREL.

“We are extremely proud of this development and we continue to seek potential areas in India and in select international markets through organic and inorganic opportunities,” he said.

TPREL completed the acquisition of Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt Ltd in 2016 to become the largest renewable energy company in India.

In 2016, TPREL won 320 MW of solar bids, of which 15 MW was commissioned in February 2017, and the balance 305 MW will be commissioned in 2017-18. The company has organically added 159 MW wind and solar power capacity in FY17.