New Delhi: Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), 100 percent subsidiary of Tata Power on Monday announced the commissioning of two solar power projects of 50 MW each at Prayagraj and Banda in Uttar Pradesh. The landmark projects have been completed by TPREL within the agreed timelines in-spite of the COVID challenges. The plants are expected to generate more than 221.26 million units annually.
"Approximately 1,59,600 modules were used in the project at Prayagraj and the installation is expected to reduce 91,137 lakh tons of carbon emission every year. For the smooth implementation, installation of 16 inverters, 103.25 KM of DC cable and 4,87,080 man-hours were used in the project," the company said in an official press release.
"Similarly, at Banda, 1,67,440 modules were used over 236 acres of land, with 16 invertors using 3,35,000 man-hours. The plants at Prayagraj and Banda are expected to reduce 1,77,037 lakh tons of carbon emission annually," it further added. A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has already been signed between TPREL and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), Lucknow, for these two projects.
Speaking on the achievement, Tata Power's CEO & MD Dr Praveer Sinha said, “The commissioning of solar PV projects in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj and Banda has strengthened our position as a leading renewable energy company, and we will continue to contribute to the country's sustainable energy growth."
Despite the various COVID-19 challenges faced by the industry, TPREL through Tata Power’s EPC arm Tata Power Solar Systems Limited has successfully completed the project within the project timelines due to its excellent project execution experience and capabilities.
With the addition of 100 MW, the renewable capacity in operation for Tata Power will be 3,055 MW with 2,123 MW of solar and 932 MW of wind. Tata Power total renewable capacity is 4,909 MW with another 1,854 MW of renewable projects under various stages of implementation.
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