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Tata Power to add 200-250 MW of solar, wind energy annually

According to reports, Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility company has announced that the company has plans to add 30-50 MW of solar power and 150-200 MW of wind energy in India every year as part of its sustainability initiative.

The total generation from the solar has touched 49.83 MUs and from wind projects has touched 796 MU’s till 31st March 2013 said Tata Power in a press release and further added Tata Power’s generation through clean sources in India such as hydro, wind and solar today stands at 873 MW.

The release further added that the company total investment in solar and wind energy so far is Rs. 2393 crore and is committed to generating 20-25 percent of its total generation capacity from clean energy sources.

Speaking on Tata Power’s commitment to clean and green energy, Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Power said, “Our solar and wind energy assets are performing well and we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint through “clean and renewable energy” generation. Our aim is to have 20-25% of our generation portfolio from clean energy.”

The company also announced that through its 100 percent subsidiary, ‘Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited’ has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited for Mithapur project.

The company claims that it is also one of the largest wind energy generators in the country with an installed capacity of 397 MW spread across five states viz. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Rajasthan.

The Company has recently commissioned 21 MW wind project in Rajasthan.

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