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Tata Power commissions 100MW wind farm in India

CTBR Staff Writer Published 05 April 2017

Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL) has commissioned a 100MW wind farm project in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

The Tata Power’s subsidiary had made 36MW capacity of the wind farm in Nimbagallu operational in December last year while commissioning the remainder 64MW on 5 April.

TPREL CEO & executive director Rahul Shah called the commissioning of the wind farm in Andhra Pradesh as an important milestone in the company’s drive towards growing its clean and renewable energy generation portfolio.

Shah added: “We are also developing another 100 MW solar plant at Anantapur Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh. With this commissioning, TPREL continues to fortify its position of being the largest renewable energy company in the country.”

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer, Gamesa had supplied and installed 50 of its 2MW class S turbines for the Nimbagallu wind farm. Gamesa was awarded the turnkey contract in December 2015 to handle all the infrastructure required to install and operate the project.

Gamesa had also agreed to deliver long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the Indian wind farm.

For TPREL, the new wind farm has taken its operated renewable portfolio close to the 2GW-mark at 1959 MW. The portfolio currently features 932MW solar, 907MW wind and 120MW waste heat recovery capacities.

Last year, it became the biggest renewable energy company in the country through the acquisition of Welspun Renewables Energy.

In the fiscal year 2017, TRPEL has organically boosted its wind and solar capacity by 159MW.

TPREL, in the last year, received solar projects with a combined capacity of 320MW in various bids. It has so far commissioned 15MW of those and has the remaining 305MW slated to be operational in 2017-18.