August 13, 2014
Tata Power Solar commissions 3 MW solar plant for Andhra Sugars
Completed in record time of 45 days, the power plant is situated at West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
Bangalore, India: Tata Power Solar, the largest specialized solar EPC player in India, has successfully commissioned a 3 MW solar power plant for Andhra Sugars Limited. Built as part of the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and for their captive consumption, the plant is based at M/s The Andhra Sugars Limited, Chemicals & Fertilizers Division, Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh.
Speaking on the project, Dr. Arul Shanmugasundaram, EVP Projects and CTO, Tata Power Solar, said, “We thank Andhra Sugars Limited for choosing us for their renewable energy foray. It is heartening to see progressive companies like Andhra Sugars proactively opting for a large renewable energy mix in their power consumption, and we believe this project will contribute significantly to their power independence.”
Andhra Sugars Limited, one of the largest Industrial houses in Andhra Pradesh with interests across various sectors, opted for solar energy to fulfil its renewable obligation. However, instead of 0.5% of the total energy as per the obligation, they proactively opted for incorporating a significant higher percentage. The 3 MW plant, built as part of the first phase, contributes to more than 15% of their Kovvur plant’s power requirements.
Commenting on the completion, Mr. P Narendranath Chowdary, Managing Director, Andhra Sugars Limited, said “Andhra Sugars believes in sustainable business and hence we opted for solar in our power usage. We appreciate Tata Power Solar’s professionalism and thank them for completing the project in record time.”
The 3 MW project is spread across 15 acres and used 12,000 polycrystalline modules. The plant was completed in 45 days, from time of execution, and is currently operational.