Tata Power to set up 28.8-MW solar plant in Maharashtra
New Delhi: Country's largest private electricity producer Tata Power on Monday said it is developing a 28.8 MW photovoltaic-based solar project in Maharashtra.
The power producer's wholly-owned subsidiary Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL) is developing the plant in Satara district of Maharashtra.
"The power generated will be evacuated through Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Ltd's network. The company has the major purchase orders for EPC in place and intends to commission the entire project capacity by December 2013," Tata Power said in a statement.
The company has an installed solar power generation capacity of more than 30 MW. This includes 25 MW project at Mithapur, Gujarat, and a 3 MW plant at Mulshi, Maharashtra.
It aims to add 50 MW solar power capacity every year.
"Tata Power is committed to generating 20-25 percent of its total generation capacity from clean energy sources, and it is proud to be developing one of the largest solar projects in the country," Tata Power MD Anil Sardana said.
At present, four of its renewable projects are registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.