Odisha: Tata Power and Tata Steel Collaborate For Solar Project

Two major companies under the Tata group, Tata Power and Tata Steel, have signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 25 years. As per the agreement, they will be developing 41MW grid-connected solar plants in Odisha and Jharkhand. This will be a combination of rooftop, floating, and ground-mounted solar panels.

Tata Power will be developing the Photo Voltaic (PV) capacities for the Tata Steel plants at Jamshedpur (21.97MWp) and Kalinganagar (19.22MWp). The Jamshedpur plant will have rooftop PVs with 7.57 MWp capacity while floating and ground-mounted capacity would be 10.80 MWp and 3.6MWp respectively. Meanwhile, the Kalinganagar plant will have 9.12 MWp rooftop PV capacities, and floating PV will constitute 10.10 MWp.

This project is estimated to save 45,210 tonnes of CO2 per year and 10,57,021 tonnes during its lifetime (25 years).

“We are glad to collaborate with Tata Steel to help them reduce their carbon footprint and reaffirm the Tata Group’s commitment towards the adoption of clean energy. Tata Power and Tata Steel have been collaborating for a long time to meet the energy requirements through cleaner means. This blended solar PV project is yet another milestone in our shared vision of a better tomorrow and we look forward to working closely with them for covering all their other plants across the country”, said Dr Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power.

Earlier in March 2021, the two companies had announced to develop a 15MW solar project at Jamshedpur, generating an average of 32 MUs of energy per year. It will help in offsetting approximately an average of 25.8 million Kgs of CO2 annually.

“At Tata Steel, sustainability has always been a core principle that is embedded in its business philosophy and is backed by a long-term, holistic vision of achieving identified targets. We have taken several definitive steps across the value chain to reinforce our sustainability credentials. In the recent past, power generation from solar and non-conventional energy sources have gained momentum across our operating locations. We will continue with our pursuit of clean energy solutions and expand our renewable energy footprint”, said T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel.

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