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Tata Power’s 50.4 MW wind farm project in Karnataka registered under Clean Development Mechanism

According to reports, the 50.4 MW wind plant at Gadag was commissioned in July 2009 and uses 63 wind turbine generators of 800 KW capacity each to harness wind energy for power generation. The Gadag plant helps in reducing an annual average of 99,100 tons of Carbon Dioxide equivalent, by producing 107,064 MWh per year (average) equivalent amount of clean energy.

The Gadag wind plant is Tata Power’s fourth CDM registered project, with the 50.4 MW Wind project at Khandke, Maharashtra, 50.4 MW Wind project at Samana, Gujarat 25 MW Solar project at Mithapur, Gujarat.Tata Power, as part of its sustainability initiative, is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. One of the ways towards reaching this goal is addition of “clean and renewable energy” generation capacity.

Tata Power currently has 397 MW of operating wind power generation capacity and 28 MW of operating solar power generation capacity, making it one of the largest wind and solar power generators in India. It’s subsidiary

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd has also commissioned a 1 MW grid-connected roof top solar plant in Delhi. A 60.48 KWP solar power plant has also been functional on top of one of the building at its office in Carnac Bunder, Mumbai. The Company proposes to add 150-200 MW of wind and 50 MW of solar power capacity every year.

CDM is an instrument established under the Kyoto Protocol to achieve both sustainable development and contribute to the cost effective mitigation of climate change.

It allows countries with emission reduction commitments to meet part of their reduction abroad, where Green House Gas (GHG) abatement costs can be lower. The mechanism will also enable developing countries to attract investments in clean energy technology and assist them on a sustainable development path.

Speaking on the occasion, Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “We have always established that ‘clean and renewable energy’ is the need of the hour and Tata Power will continue its efforts towards this. It gives us great pride that our fourth project, the 50.4 MW Wind plant at Gadag has been registered as under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) program by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).”

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