Tata Power commissions 3MW solar power plant in India
May 21, 2011 - Chris Whitmore - pv-tech.org
India's largest private power utility firm, Tata Power, has commissioned a 3MW solar power plant in Mulshi. The project, which is one of the largest in the entire country and the first built in the province of Maharashtra, is spread over 12 acres and took nine months to complete.
The electricity generated by the system will be distributed in Mumbai in order to meet a Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation (RPO) as defined by Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC). BP Solar provided the technology for the ground-breaking installation.
"The commissioning of the grid-connected 3MW Solar power plant in Mulshi marks a significant milestone for Tata Power and we are delighted with this achievement,” Tata’s managing director, Anil Sardana, said. “This addition reinforces the company’s sustainability agenda and the commitment of setting up generation capabilities through renewable sources. MERC is one of the regulators to have adopted RPO and our customers in Mumbai would be getting green power through solar energy."
Tata Power is also working on a 25MW project in Mithapur, with building work set to begin at the end of the year. Electricity will be sold to Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam under a Power Purchase Agreement.