Renewable Energy

Tata Power has an installed generation capacity of 3417 MW through green resources.

Harnessing Hydro Power

The Company has an installed hydro capacity of 693 MW. Tata Power and Norway-based SN Power entered into an exclusive partnership to develop hydro power projects in India and Nepal. The consortium bagged the "240 MW Dugar Hydro Electric Project" in Chenab Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India. Tata Power has a JV with the Royal Government of Bhutan under which it has commissioned a 126 MW Dagachhu Hydro Project with Druk Green Power Company in March 2015. The company has synchronised of 186 MW Shuakhevi Hydro Project in Georgia. The company has commissioned two units of 60 MW each of its 120 MW Itezhi Tezhi hydro Power Project in Zambia, in which Tata Power has a 50 percent stake.

Harnessing Solar Energy

Tata Power has a strong portfolio of 1188 MW of solar generation capacity. It commissioned its solar power project of 25 MW in Mithapur, Gujarat in January 2012 and a 28.8 MW solar power project in Palaswadi, Maharashtra in May 2014. It has also executed a 3 MW solar photo-voltaic plant at Mulshi, one of the largest grid-connected solar projects in the State of Maharashtra. The Company had set up its first solar power plant of 110 kW, way back in 1996 at Walwhan in Lonavla. A 60.48 kWp solar power plant has been installed on the rooftop of one of the Company's offices in Mumbai in 2010 and the power generated by these solar panels takes part of the lighting load of the entire building. announced the synchronisation of its 15 MW solar plant at Belampally in Telangana, thereby starting its commercial operations.

Harnessing Wind Energy

Tata Power has an installed capacity of 1140 MW and plants spread across five states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Rajasthan the leading states in promoting wind power generation in India. Cennergi is a Joint Venture (JV) between Tata Power and Exxaro Resources, a South Africa-based diversified resources company. Based in South Africa, Cennergi will focus on the investigation of electricity generation projects in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia., Cennergi Limited, achieved commercial operations of 134.4 MW Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm and 95.17 MW Tsitsikamma Wind Farm. Tata Power’s subsidiary TPREL has recently commissioned 21 MW Vagarai wind Farm in Tamilnadu, India.

Waste Gas Generation

Tata Power has set up various plants at Haldia and in Jamshedpur (Power 6) based on the blast furnace and coke oven gases which are waste gases from steel making process which help in reducing greenhouse gas emission significantly. It's looking at other similar projects with Tata Steel.

Focus on Clean technologies: Tata Power is experimenting with span of unique pilot projects across energy sources:

  • Biomass gasification: An 8 to 14 kW biomass producer gas based generation system has been developed with the help of Tata Motors and IISc. A pilot plant is being commissioned at Walwhan. The gasifier for the same has been designed in-house and is under fabrication.
  • Concentrated photovoltaic (C-PV): A 13.5kW pilot unit was developed in which sunrays are concentrated on PV cells and the assembly floats on Walwhan lake (Maharashtra) in order to cool the cells. The pilot project is currently under evaluation.
  • Solar powered telecom towers: More than 600,000 telecom towers in India use diesel generator sets to provide power to their antennas. Tata Power Solar Solutions Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Tata Power is providing solar PV panels that can replace the gensets on 25 such installations. This technology can be upgraded to augment power to local grids. Tata Power has successfully demonstrated similar generation solution, using thin film technology which overcomes the effect of shadows from the tower.