Bhubaneswar: Tata Power CEO and MD Praveer Sinha announced a Rs 6,000 crore capital investment by the company in Odisha. Speaking at the Make in Odisha Conclave on December 1, Sinha said that the four power discoms of Odisha, including Tata Power are committed to Rs 6,000 crore capex investment in the next five years. Sinha also said, “The company will also set up 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging points, 1,00,000 solar pumps, microgrids, rooftop and floating solar plants in the next five years.”
The CMD welcomed the Odisha government’s Renewable Energy Policy 2022 unveiled at the Make in Odisha Conclave. Welcoming the state’s new Renewable Energy Policy 2022, Sinha said, “Various incentive provisions like electricity duty waiver, wheeling charge waiver, cross subsidy surcharge waiver, state transmission utility charge waiver are very encouraging.”
Tata Power committed to ensure ‘Udyog Ru Pragati’: Sinha
The Tata Power CEO said that the company has been engaged in power distribution across Odisha and is committed to ensure ease-of-doing business through quality power supply. Further, Sinha said, “Tata Power is committed to ensure ‘Udyog Ru Pragati’ (progress through entrepreneurship) by offering high-quality and affordable power supply to enable a conducive environment for industrial development. Our clean and green energy products and solutions in e-mobility, decentralised generation, agriculture, and demand side management will further ensure an all-round sustainable development of the state.”
He said Tata Power is also working with Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) in deploying charging infrastructure at multi-level car parking lots and public utilities like hospitals, universities, malls, and at important city hubs.
Tata Power to solarise agriculture sector in association with state govt: Sinha
“The company is also in early stages to explore the development of green hydrogen hubs in the Paradeep region to meet industrial demands,” he said. He also stated that Tata Power is also focusing on the solarisation of the agriculture sector in association with the state government. “The company has already installed over 700 solar pumps in addition to 1,200 dual pumps for communities across the state. It has planned to install 30,000 solar pumps over the next five years,” he said. In addition to this, “Tata Power is working towards the electrification of remote villages by setting up microgrids. A technical feasibility study has been carried out in several villages in the Mayurbhanj District to set up microgrids for transformation of the rural/ tribal economy,” Sinha said.
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