Dholera Solar Park : Tata Power to develop 100MW solar project


Tata Power said that it has received a letter of award (LOA) from the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) for developing a 100MW solar project in the 5GW Dholera Solar Park in Gujarat, India.

The energy generated by the solar plant will be bought by GUVNL, a Gujarat state-owned utility, under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA), that will come into effect once it begins operations.

The Tata Power solar project has to be brought online within 15 months from the date of signing the PPA. Once commissioned, the solar power plant in Gujarat is projected to generate nearly 246 MUs of energy annually while reducing about 246 million kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

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The Indian integrated power company won the award to develop the solar plant in a bid announced in March by GUVNL.

Tata Power to develop 100MW solar project in Gujarat's Dholera Solar Park.

Tata Power to develop 100MW solar project in Gujarat’s Dholera Solar Park. Photo courtesy of atimedia from Pixabay.

The Dholera solar park is located in the Dholera village, about 80km from the state capital Ahmedabad. The 5GW solar park is being developed in a couple of phases by GUVN through a public-private partnership.

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With the addition of the 100MW solar plant, Tata Power’s total capacity under development in Gujarat moves up to 620MW, out of which 400MW will be in Dholera Solar Park.

Currently, the renewable capacity of Tata Power will move up to 3.9GW, out of which 2.63GW is operational, 1.29GW is under implementation.

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Tata Power stated: “It is an important milestone in the Company’s endeavour to generate 35 – 40% of Tata Power’s total generation capacity from clean energy sources and will go a long way to meet the country’s commitment towards green and clean energy.”

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