Tata Power Renewable Energy commissions 100MW wind farm in Andhra Pradesh
April 05, 2017
National: Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), India’s largest renewable energy company and Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary, today, announced the commissioning of its 100MW wind farm project in Nimbagallu, Andhra Pradesh. The company had commissioned 36MW wind capacity of the plant in December 2016, and today announced the commissioning of the balance 64MW. With this, the operating renewable portfolio of TPREL grows to 1,959MW, comprising 907MW wind, 932MW solar, and 120MW waste heat recovery capacity as of today.
The Nimbagallu wind farm is built with Gamesa’s 2MW state-of-the-art wind-turbine generation (WTG) platform.
Speaking on this achievement, Rahul Shah, CEO and ED, TPREL, said, “The commissioning of the 100MW wind power plant in Andhra Pradesh marks a significant milestone in our drive to grow our portfolio of clean and renewable energy generation. We are also developing another 100MW solar plant at Anantapur Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh. With this commissioning, TPREL continues to fortify its position of being the largest renewable energy company in the country. We are extremely proud of this development and we continue to seek potential areas in India and in select International markets through organic and inorganic opportunities.”
TPREL completed the acquisition of Welspun Renewables Energy last year to become the largest renewable energy company in India. In 2016, TPREL has won 320MW of solar bids, of which 15MW was commissioned in February 2017, and the balance 305MW will be commissioned in 2017-18. The company has organically added 159MW wind and solar capacity in FY17.