Tata Power today announced registration of its 25 MW solar project at Mithapur, Gujarat with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This allows the company to trade Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) it would earn from the renewable energy project. This is Tata Power’s second CDM registered project after the 50.4MW Khandke wind farm in Maharashtra.
Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “It gives us great pride and honor that our biggest solar project, has been registered with the UNFCCC. Milestones like these encourage us to move closer towards achieving our goals in reducing our carbon footprint. We’ll continue pursuing avenues to add ‘clean and renewable energy’ generation capacities to increase our renewable energy portfolio wherever possible. We plan to add 150-200 MW of wind and 50 MW of solar power capacity every year.”
Tata Power through its 100% subsidiary, ‘Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited’ has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the project with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited. The Mithapur solar power plant uses the modular, proven, and widely deployed Crystalline Silicon Photo-Voltaic Technology to maximize power generation. The project helps in reducing an annual average of 37,696 tons of Carbon Dioxide, by producing 39,597 MWh per year (average) equivalent amount of clean energy.