The Tata Power Company Limited, India’s largest private power company is developing a 25 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project at Mithapur, Gujarat under the State’s Solar Power Policy 2009. On 18th December 2010, the Company signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the project with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited. This plant is likely to be one of the largest of its kind in the country and is targeted for commissioning by December 2011.
Spread over 100 acres of land, the solar plant will be located along the coast of Gujarat. Crystalline Silicon Photo-Voltaic Technology, which is modular, proven, and widely deployed, is the choice of technology for this project.
The Company had set up its first solar power plant of 100 kW, way back in 1996 at Walwhan in Lonavla, and is currently executing a 3 MW solar photo-voltaic plant at Mulshi, one of the largest grid-connected solar projects in the State of Maharashtra.
The Company’s strategy emphasizes the development of clean energy generation from renewable sources to balance the carbon emissions from fossil fuel based generation capacity while contributing towards energy security of the country.
Speaking on the PPA signing, Mr. Prasad R. Menon, Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “We would like to thank the Government of Gujarat for the support extended for setting up this solar power project at Mithapur. The signing of the Power Purchase Agreement with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited is a step in the right direction and we look forward to participating in many such initiatives in solar power.”