Tata Power boosts green energy with largest on-campus solar plant in Uttarakhand for Tata Motors
In a massive stride toward eco-friendly solutions, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), the renewable energy frontrunner, and Tata Power subsidiary, has sealed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tata Motors Limited Pantnagar plant in Uttarakhand. This bold move establishes a whopping 9MWp on-campus solar plant, marking it as the most substantial facility of its kind in the state.
Crafted as a linchpin in Tata Motors’ sustainable vision, this solar facility projects a monumental carbon emission cutback, slashing about 25 tonnes of CO2/kWp in the region. Designed with a blend of rooftop and ground-based units, the ambitious solar project aims to light up within six months from the PPA’s rollout.
This isn’t the first eco-tango between TPREL and Tata Motors. Flashback to a successful collaboration that birthed a 7 MWp solar marvel at the Pantnagar manufacturing hub. With this fresh infusion, the Pantnagar plant now boasts an enviable combined solar potency of 16 MWp. Translating to energy jargon, that’s a staggering annual generation of 224 lakh units, fulfilling a major chunk – 60% to be precise – of their yearly energy appetite.
CEO of TPREL, Ashish Khanna, resonated the company’s eco-commitment, championing the new 9MWp installation as a testament to their drive to propagate green energy solutions across the industrial spectrum. Simultaneously, Tata Power, along with its siblings, is spearheading versatile renewable solutions, echoing the RE100 vision, and accelerating the nation’s shift to cleaner energy. This encompasses grand scale hybrid systems, battery storage, and innovative pumped hydro projects.
Vishal Badshah, VP of Commercial Vehicle Operations at Tata Motors Limited, painted the bigger picture, emphasizing their pivot toward a net-zero emission future. He touted this recent solar addition by Tata Power as a transformative move, making the Pantnagar plant a paragon of green efficiency.
With this monumental step, TPREL’s renewable capacity is set to skyrocket to 7,783MW, inclusive of a robust 3,651 MW under the development umbrella. Breaking it down, their operational might is a formidable 4,132MW, split into 3,139MW of solar prowess and a solid 993MW of wind power.