Of Solar rooftop EPC business,
including 28 MW of solar
rooftop under PPA
Solar PV modules shipped
globally by Tata Power Solar
Of solar power generation
capacity added in FY20
Solar projects under various stages
of implementation under Tata
Power Renewable Energy Limited
Stake in Central Electricity
Supply Company of Orissa Ltd
EV charging points in
20 cities in India
Material Topics Addressed
Key Risks Considered
Stakeholder Recommendations Addressed
Scale-up Renewables, Distribution, Services and Energy Solutions businesses
Achieve benchmark operations, attain market leadership and outperform set targets
IMPACT ON OTHER CAPITALS
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Social & Relationship Capital
Over the past decade, we have increased our generation capacity by almost five-fold. Currently, the majority of our generation comes from coal-based thermal power plants. In an endeavour to drive resource conservation and increase sustainability of our business, we are focusing more on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and a shift in fuel mix towards non-fossil fuel.
Furthermore, our Business Continuity and Disaster Management Plan is firmly in place to increase the resilience and reliability of our assets during disaster events and mitigate financial losses, thereby supporting our sustained growth in the sector.
TATA POWER HAD AN OPERATIONAL GENERATION CAPACITY OF 12,264 MW DOMESTICALLY AND 478 MW OVERSEAS FROM VARIOUS FUEL SOURCES:
Transmission and distribution
Transmission and distribution loss is a cause for concern at Tata Power. Not only does it directly contribute to revenue loss, but it also increases greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, cost to consumers and may even put public health and safety at risk. To address this, we have steadily enhanced our operational efficiency and reduced technical and commercial losses while expanding our transmission and distribution infrastructure.
OUR INITIATIVES TO REDUCE TECHNICAL & COMMERCIAL LOSS PRIMARILY FOCUS ON:
OUR CURRENT T&D PORTFOLIO
Our Renewables Story
India has immense Renewable Energy (RE) potential (ground mounted solar: 750 GW; wind: 300 GW and rooftop solar: 210 GW). Solar and wind energy resources could change the dynamics of the power sector. Currently, RE power is cost-competitive to fossil fuel power plants, and a transition from fossil fuel to RE sources is clearly underway. This is further reinforced by India’s commitment at COP21 to reduce its GHG emissions intensity per unit GDP by 33-35% below 2005 levels, by 2030.
To meet its commitment, India has set an ambitious target of achieving an installed RE capacity of 175 GW by 2022. The target was further recalibrated in 2019 to 500 GW by 2030, with a set of favourable policies and framework in place which provided a fillip to the renewable industry in India.
Realising the potential and importance of RE, Tata Power had commissioned its first wind asset at Supa in Maharashtra in 2001 and its first Solar asset at Mulshi in Maharashtra in 2011. As an environmentally responsible business entity, Tata Power has steadily added renewable assets, both wind and solar, to its portfolio since then. To fast track its commitment to increasing renewables in its portfolio mix, Tata Power in 2016 acquired 1,010 MW of renewable assets of Welspun Energy, one of the largest renewable acquisitions at that time.
Currently, with 2,637 MW of operational wind and solar capacity in India, we are the third largest in the RE market. Today, we are adequately equipped to expand our RE footprint in India and select geographies overseas by using our expertise in project design and development, operations, maintenance, asset management, and safety. This expertise is being further leveraged to set operating benchmarks for every RE asset as well as create a robust capacity development pipeline.
TOTAL RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO (MW)
Gujarat | 694 MW
Karnataka | 619 MW
Rajasthan | 550 MW
Maharashtra | 422 MW
Tamil Nadu | 371 MW
Andhra Pradesh | 305 MW
Madhya Pradesh | 174 MW
Uttar Pradesh | 101 MW
Bihar | 41 MW
Punjab | 36 MW
Telangana | 15 MW
Jharkhand | 5 MW
Delhi | 2 MW
Uttarakhand | 1 MW
Operating solar asset
Operating wind asset
Under construction solar asset
We have developed a strong portfolio of 1,705 MW solar generation capacity across 14 states and a Union territory. The aggregate wind energy capacity stands at 932 MW across seven states as on 31st March 2020.
Currently, five of our renewable projects are registered with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – one wind project each in Gadag (Karnataka) and Khandke (Maharashtra), two in Saurashtra (Gujarat), and one solar project in Mithapur (Gujarat).
In FY20, we traded 1,28,196 Carbon Credits (CERs) from these projects, generating gross revenue of ` 6.36 crore. Walwhan Renewable Energy Limited (WREL) has eight CDM registered projects, but no CERs were issued or traded in FY20.
We constantly strive to improve the operational efficiency of our RE power plants to ensure maximum utilisation and increased generation to serve our customers. Few initiatives undertaken were:
Power-up technology is being explored for implementation in FY21 to enhance the power output of wind turbines, as well as e-security integrated with drones
Microgrids – empowering every individual
In recent years, grid-electrification coverage and adoption have increased significantly among rural households. However, rural consumers at many places are still deprived of reliable power supply and continues to face outages, load shedding, and voltage fluctuations. These issues inhibit them from taking a grid supply, especially rural enterprises which rely on diesel generators. For these people, affordability is also one of the key barriers to exploiting electric power for economic growth.
Keeping those constraints in mind, TP Renewable Microgrid Limited (TPRMG) plans to set up the world’s largest number of decentralised solar microgrids that will position India as the global leader in clean, decentralised, affordable and reliable power supply. We also aim to catalyse a wave of energy-enabled rural economic development driven by micro-entrepreneurs. We have a strategic plan to develop demand for mini and microgrids and set up 10,000 microgrids over the next six years catering to about five million households. Once at scale, TPRMG anticipates supporting 100,000 rural enterprises, creating 10,000 new green jobs, and providing irrigation for over 400,000 local farmers.
This venture will also ensure lowering effective electricity costs and carbon footprint and will amplify the Government of India's ongoing campaign to provide electricity to rural areas, unleashing the potential of renewable microgrids to serve households and businesses that suffer from poor reliability and coverage by traditional grid-based power.
Tata Power is currently looking at regions in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, which are power starved or face issues of quality in power supply, for setting up microgrids. Microgrid projects are being executed in the adjoining villages of Muzaffarpur and Samastipur districts in Bihar, and Gonda and Bahraich district in Uttar Pradesh, with 18 microgrids commissioned and charged as on 31st March 2020. Further, we have created a healthy pipeline of 55 microgrid projects covering both the states. The microgrid installations could experience policy and regulatory hurdles, and legal and technological risks. Accordingly, we have identified mitigation measures for the key business risks linked with their wider implementation to ensure that our capacity enhancement is not impacted.
Tata Power Solar Systems Limited, TPSSL has been India’s top solar rooftop EPC player since the past six years. Compelling economics, especially for the commercial and industrial segment, favourable government policies, and increased environmental awareness have been the key growth drivers. We serve customers across residential, commercial and industrial segments and institutions. Our approach to rooftop solar can be broadly classified into two categories – own and operate solar rooftop assets under PPA and build rooftop projects for other customers under EPC contract. Our total portfolio is about 421 MW (as on 31st March 2020), of which 28 MW is under PPA.
For 29 years, Tata Power, through its solar arm, TPSSL, has been manufacturing cells and modules by focusing on cutting-edge technology and worldclass innovation. With over 1.9 GW of modules shipped globally, our cells and modules are recognised for their quality and reliability across the world. We offer bankable tier-1 solar modules to multiple customer segments, with a range of configurations, power outputs and module sizes. TPSSL became the first solar manufacturer in India to achieve the milestone of shipping 1 GW modules worldwide, cementing its position as a leading player in the global PV module manufacturing industry with in-house production capacity of 300 MW cell line and 400 MW module line.
WORLD’S LARGEST SOLAR ROOFTOP INSTALLATION
at Radha Soami Satsang
tCO2e offset annually
WORLD’S LARGEST SOLAR ROOFTOP INSTALLATION ON A CRICKET STADIUM
at Cricket Club of India,
tCO2e offset annually
WORLD’S LARGEST SOLAR CARPORT
at Cochin International
tCo2e offset annually
Solar Water Pumps
Solar water pumps has been a focus area for the Government of India, as it aligns with the twin priorities of agriculture and renewable energy. Through the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) scheme, the government plans to provide solar water pumps to 3.5 million farmers. Tata Power, with its strong brand, robust products and channel network, is well poised to reach out to rural India. Till date, we have built a portfolio of over 25,000 solar water pumps across India.
EV Charging Infrastructure – towards greener mobility
We intend our state-of-the-art and customised EV charging solutions to form the infrastructure backbone for a growing EV ecosystem and provide customers access to this energy-efficient option with ease. Tata Power is a strong supporter of the government's National Electric Mobility Mission. Being part of the Tata Group enables us to derive synergies from other group companies, particularly Tata Motors’ planned roll-out of electric cars. Starting from our first EV charging station set up in Mumbai, we have set up 170 EV charging points across 20 cities including Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad as on 31st March,2020. We are also located at Tata Motor dealerships and retail outlets of other Tata Group Companies like Croma, Star Bazaar, Titan among others.
As part of the customised solution, we have partnered Prakriti E-mobility Solutions, an app-based EV service provider, to provide charging infrastructure and support their EV taxi fleet in Delhi and NCR. As part of the agreement, Tata Power will design, procure, install and manage all charging infrastructure – which will see installation of about 50 charging stations near Delhi airport, Gurgaon and North Delhi. We have also joined hands with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to provide end-to-end EV charging solutions. We will facilitate the installation and management of chargers across JLR’s retail network of 27 outlets in 24 cities and at their customers’ residence or office. To enhance our portfolio and strengthen cross-industry partnerships, we have signed a memorandum of understanding for setting up commercial EV charging stations with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and Indraprastha Gas Ltd.
Highlights of Tata Power’s EV charging infrastructure
We firmly believe in empowering communities from all walks of life and are in the process of increasing our generation, distribution and transmission portfolio as well as service offerings to power India’s journey ahead reliably and responsibly. For detailed insight into some of our value-added services, please refer to the Social and Relationship Capital.