Tata Power Wins 20MW Solar plus 50MWh Battery Storage Auction of SECI

Highlights :

  • The project costs Rs. 3.86 billion including taxes and duties.
  • The tender was floated in December 2020.

Tata Power Solar, India’s largest solar energy company, and Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary has received a “Notice of Award” (NoA) to build 50MWp Solar PV Plant with 50MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)  project at Phyang village in Leh, Ladakh. The order value of the project is ÌNR 386 crores. The commercial operation date for this project is set for March 2023.

This will be India’s first co-located Large Scale BESS (Battery Energy Storage System) solution as well as first Large Scale Solar PV Project  in the Union Territory of Ladakh to be set up at a high altitude of 3600 meters above sea level.

With the addition of this project, the order pipeline of Tata Power Solar now stands at approximately 4GWp with approx. order value of INR. 12,414 Crores. Tata Power Solar operates a manufacturing unit in Bangalore, with a production capacity of 1,100 MW of modules and cells. It has a portfolio of more than 7GW of ground-mount utility-scale, over 600MW of rooftop and distributed generation projects and installation of over 50,000 pumps across the country till date.

The scope of work on the latest project win includes design, engineering, supply & procurement, construction of Solar Photovoltaic grid connected power plant project  and BESS on a turnkey basis along with ten years of operations and  maintenance services.

Speaking on the achievement, Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, “Tata Power has always been at the forefront of generating renewable energy coupled with innovative solutions. This project is a testament of contribution towards developing an advanced ecosystem for faster adoption of clean energy across the nation.”

Tata Power Solar comes with a successful background of executing large projects. These include 150MW Ayana at Ananthapur, 50 MW Kasargod at Kerala, 56MW Greenko, 30MWp Solar Power Plant in Lapanga, Odisha, 105MWp of Floating solar at Kayamkulam (under implementation). It has also won an auction conducted by Gujarat for 400 MW of projects to be built at Dholera solar Park.

Recently, Tata Power’s subsidiary, TP Saurya has won 330 MW capacity at  RUMSL’s 500 MW Neemuch Solar Park Auction.

Earlier last month, SECI has issued a notice intimating its plans for a 2000MWh storage tender. The notice mentions that the final tender would be out by August 31, 2021. This seems to be the first-ever storage-only tender from the government agency and follows NTPC’s expression of interest call earlier for a total of 1000Mwh of energy storage options at its various power plants across India.

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Bhoomika Singh

Bhoomika is a science graduate, with a strong interest in seeing how technology can impact the environment. She loves covering the intersection of technology, environment, and the positive impact it can have on the world accordingly.

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