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28 May 2018 -Ahmedabad & Mundra Tata Power CGPL provided households with rooftop solar PV in Tunda, Gujarat

~Initiative to promote sustainable development in villages with 100% installation of solar power rooftops~

Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company has been a pioneer in utilisation of renewable energy for the development of urban and rural areas, alike. Taking this oath forward, Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) in partnership with Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT) has identified the first of its kind project called 'Suryoday' where an entire village of Gujarat will be adopting universal rooftop solar installation.

There are a number of initiatives like solar powered street lighting, water pumping, and solar farms that are connected with larger power grids, however, there are not many organized rooftop solutions with net-metering covering an entire village community.

Commenting on the 'Suryoday' project, Mr. Ashok Sethi, COO & Executive Director, Tata Power, said, “At Tata Power, we are committed towards a greener and cleaner future with focus on renewable energy. We continue to seek potential areas across India for the development in the sector. To execute this vision, we aim to initiate growth in capacity through organic and inorganic means to achieve 30-40% generation capacity of Tata Power from clean energy sources." He further added, “The initiative in Tunda, Gujarat is an affirmative step towards providing clean energy to our communities."

This project which targets 100% households in the region will give individual houses rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system which would be connected to the grid without having battery banks.

This initiative furthers the company's efforts of a cleaner environment for the society. Under this project, Tunda village, has been identified as the model village by CGPL. Being close to the plant it takes forward the philosophy of "Neighbour of Choice".

In consultation with the Gram Panchayat the Tunda community has agreed upon processes to enable 200 Households of Tunda with solar power. Gujarat Energy Development Authority (GEDA) approved vendor has been identified to install the rooftop facility. Till date, 17 household installations have been completed and connected to the main grid line.

The total cost for per household/1 KWp will be Rs. 69,500 with significant contributions from Central Government, State Government, CGPL and TCDPT and the village community. This initiative has fostered the value of working together in the direction of sustained growth.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India's largest integrated power company with a growing international presence. The Company together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has an installed gross generation capacity of 10757 MW and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely “Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited" with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country's first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. It is also one of the largest renewable energy players in India with a clean energy portfolio of 3417 MW. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the leading coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk ("BSSR"); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitize coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called 'Cennergi' to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro which has become operational in 2016; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come". Visit us at: