In line with the changing global scenario and the philosophy of our founders, Tata Power’s generation portfolio is being planned in a way that aims to greatly reduce overall carbon intensity. Various new technologies and upcoming and innovative clean and renewable energy technologies are evaluated and reviewed for their potential applicability in the business.
At present we are exploring a variety of technologies including Wind and Micro-Wind, Solar – thermal as well as PV (normal and concentrated), Biomass / Agri Waste based power generation, Run of the river hydro, Clean Coal, Integrated Gasification and Combined Cycle, Advanced Geothermal and Carbon Capture using Algae. Other technologies including Ocean, Tidal and Wave Energy being in a very nascent stage are also being tracked for future applications.
Tata Power is working with different national instituted like the Indian Institute of Technology, University Department of Chemical Technology in developing pilot and demonstration projects in the renewable resource power generation. We have already invested in two developing technologies for cleaning or coal and another in the advanced geothermal power generation system. Small pilot projects are implemented to demonstrate and evaluate the commercial applications.