April 19, 2012

Tata Power’s 25MW solar plant in Mithapur crosses 11,000MWh generation units milestone in record time

25MW plant on track to help Gujarat to meet its vision of harnessing solar power for the state

Ahmedabad: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility, today announced the crossing of 11,000MWh of generation as of yesterday from its solar power plant at Gujarat. With its commissioning and declaration of commercial operation on January 25, 2012, the plant has performed ahead of expectations. The 25MW Mithapur plant is an important constituent of the Gujarat Government’s dedication ceremony for solar generation of 600MW in the state.

Tata Power’s milestone also coincides with the Gujarat Government’s dedicating Asia’s first and largest ‘Multi-developer, Multi facility and Multi beneficiary’ solar park at Charanka village in Patan on April 19, 2012. The same was inaugurated by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and Tata Power’s solar power plant was felicitated in the ceremony.

Commenting on the milestone and felicitation by the chief minister, Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Power, said, “It gives us great pride to put up our biggest solar project in the state of Gujarat which continues to be a pioneer and leader in solar power generation across India. We are delighted to have commissioned this plant as per schedule and are thankful to the support provided by various authorities.

“Crossing 11,000MWh of generation units is an important milestone for our Mithapur solar plant and demonstrates the efficiency and the state-of-the-art technology used at the plant.”

The company has signed a power purchase agreement for the project with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam. This plant is one of the largest of its kind in the country and is now feeding power into the grid. Tata Power’s Mithapur solar power plant uses the modular, proven, and widely deployed crystalline silicon photovoltaic technology to maximise power generation. The total investment in the plant amounts to Rs360 crore.

The other renewable energy presence of Tata Power in Gujarat includes wind farms of 50MW capacity.