Tata Power Solar to Develop Rs 386 Cr worth of Solar Plant with BESS in Leh

Tata Power’s renewable energy arm Tata Power Solar has won a contract to develop a 50 MWp Solar PV Plant with 50MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Leh, with an investment of Rs 386 crore.

August 13, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Tata Power’s renewable energy arm Tata Power Solar has won a contract to develop a 50 MWp Solar PV Plant with 50MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Leh, with an investment of Rs 386 crore.

The company in a statement said that, “it 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.”

Further, the solar plus storage project is expected to be commercially operational by March 2023.

This will be India’s first co-located large scale BESS solution and Solar PV Project in the Union Territory of Ladakh to be set up at a high altitude of 3,600 meters above sea level.

With the addition of this project, the order pipeline of Tata Power Solar now stood at approx 4 GWp with an order value of approx. Rs 12,414 crore.

The scope of project work includes design, engineering, supply & procurement, construction of Solar Photovoltaic grid connected power plant project and BESS on a turnkey basis along with 10 years of operations and maintenance services. 

Commenting on the order win, Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD of 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.”

The company, so far, has developed many large projects, including 150 MW Ayana at Ananthapur, 50 MW Kasargod at Kerala, 56 MW Greenko, 30 MWp Solar Power Plant in Lapanga, Odisha, 105 MWp of floating solar at Kayamkulam, which is under implementation.

Besides, it has also won an auction conducted by Gujarat for 400 MW of projects to be built at Dholera solar Park.

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