Tata Pwr, Tata Steel to Establish 41MW Solar Plants in Jharkhand & Odisha

Oct 29, 2021 02:22 PM ET
  • Tata Power will certainly establish Photo Voltaic (PV) abilities for Tata Steel at Jamshedpur (21.97 MWp) as well as Kalinganagar (19.22 MWp).
  • The approximated power generation through 41.19 MWp solar project is 6, 02, 80,095 kWh for the initial year. Throughout its lifetime (i.e. for 25 years), the overall power generation would certainly be 1,40,93,61,488 kWh.

Tata Power and also Tata Steel, both front runner business of the Tata Group, have come together to establish grid-connected solar plants in Jharkhand and also Odisha. The two firms have actually signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a duration of 25 years to establish 41MW solar project, which will certainly be a combination of roof, floating and ground mounted solar panels.

Under the project, Tata Power will certainly develop Photo Voltaic (PV) abilities for Tata Steel at Jamshedpur (21.97 MWp) and also Kalinganagar (19.22 MWp).

Under the PPA, at Jamshedpur, Tata Power will certainly develop roofs PV with 7.57 MWp capacity, while floating and also ground mounted ability would certainly be 10.80 MWp as well as 3.6 MWp, respectively. The ground installed PV will be mounted at Sonari Airport, Jamshedpur. Kalinganagar will certainly have 9.12 MWp roof PV capabilities, and also floating PV will constitute 10.10 MWp.

The approximated energy generation through 41.19 MWp solar project is 6, 02, 80,095 kWh for the first year. Throughout its life time (i.e. for 25 years), the total power generation would be 1,40,93,61,488 kWh. The project will conserve 45210 tonnes of CO2 annually and 1057021 tonnes during its lifetime (25 years), stated the two companies.

This isn't the very first time Tata Power and Tata Steel are working together on renewable resource projects. In March 2021, the two business introduced that they would develop a 15MW solar project at Jamshedpur. This project will certainly produce approximately 32 MUs of power per year and is expected to balance out roughly average 25.8 million Kgs of CO2 every year. Previously, in 2017, Tata Power Solar commissioned a 3MW Solar PV Power Plant in Tata Steel's Iron Ore Mine at Noamundi. This was the first solar energy plant of its kind at any iron ore mine in the country.

"We have taken several conclusive actions throughout the value chain to enhance our sustainability credentials. In current past, power generation from solar and non-conventional power sources have actually acquired momentum across our operating locations. We will proceed with our search of tidy energy options and expand our renewable energy impact," claimed T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel.

"We are glad to collaborate with Tata Steel to help them lower their carbon impact as well as declare the Tata Group's commitment towards the adoption of clean energy," said Dr Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power.

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