Tata Power Green Energy’s 225MW hybrid power project in Rajasthan has begun supplying green power to Mumbai from Wednesday.
With this, the utility firm’s non-carbon power supply to Mumbai consumers will rise to 38 per cent this financial year and it will meet its renewable purchase obligations, said an official. The power firm has over seven lakh consumers in the city.
This is the first hybrid project developed by Tata Power consisting of a recently commissioned solar power plant at Noorsar in Rajasthan and wind assets of 96MW which are expected to generate about 700MUs of energy per year.
“The plant will annually offset approximately 700 million kg of CO2,” he said.
On the other hand, Adani Electricity has set one of the most ambitious targets among utilities — to power Mumbai with 60 per cent renewable energy through solar and wind.
It caters to over 29 lakh consumers in the suburbs.
he company will achieve 30 per cent of its target by 2023, a senior official said on Wednesday.
“It will also provide tariff stability for consumers as the price of renewable energy is cheaper than that procured from fossil fuels,” an official added.
Tata Power managing director Praveer Sinha said, “We are excited that our first hybrid plants of 225MW in Rajasthan will supply power to our Mumbai discom. Our objective is to make maximum use of non-carbon energy to meet clean and green energy goals of the country.”
With the commissioning of this project, the total renewable capacity of Tata Power reaches 5,524MW with an installed capacity of 3,859MW and 1,665MW under various stages of implementation.
The project was commissioned within the stipulated timeline on 1,200 acres at Noorsar, an official said.
“Despite challenges like rugged terrain the project was delivered in the stipulated time,” he added.
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