Tata Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Tata Power Solar, has received an order to develop 50 megawatt (MW) Solar PV Plant and 50MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Phyang village in Leh, Ladakh. The order is worth Rs386 crore. The commercial operation date for this project has been set for March 2023.
“This will be India’s first co-located large scale BESS solution as well as the 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”, the company said in a press release.
With the addition to this project, the order pipeline of Tata Power Solar now stands at approximately 4 gigawatt (GW) with an approximate order value of Rs12,414 crore.
The company informed that the scope of work includes design, engineering, supply and 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 development, Tata Power CEO and MD Dr Praveer Sinha 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 has executed some large large projects such as 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). Recently, the company has also won an auction conducted by Gujarat for 400 MW of projects to be built at Dholera Solar Park.