Web Exclusive | July 2013
Tata to develop 28.8 mw solar plant in Satara
In Maharashtra's Satara district, Tata Power is developing 28.8 megawatt solar power plant, the company said on July 22. This will be one of its largest photovoltaic technology based solar plants. The company has already signed an agreement to sell all the power generated to its own distribution arm, for twenty-five years. This will help the distribution company meet its renewable purchase obligations, mandated by the regulator.
Tata Power is committed to generate 20-25 per cent of its total generation capacity from clean energy sources, said Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power. The power will be transmitted by State government's Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission (MSETCL)’s network.
Tata Power said that it has already placed orders for engineering, procurement and construction of the power plant. The power plant is expected to be commissioned by December 2013.