Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), a subsidiary of Tata Power, has announced the commissioning of a 100 MW wind farm in Nimbagallu, Andhra Pradesh.
TPREL, which is India’s largest renewable energy company, had already commissioned 36 MW of the project in December 2016. It announced the commissioning of the remainder last week, increasing the operating renewable portfolio of the company to 1959 MW, of which 907 MW is wind, 932 MW solar and 120 MW waste heat recovery. The Nimbagallu wind farm utilises Gamesa's 2 MW wind turbine platform.
“The commissioning of the 100 MW wind power plant in Andhra Pradesh marks a significant milestone in our drive to grow our portfolio of clean and renewable energy generation” saidMr. Rahul Shah, CEO & Executive Director TPREL. “We are also developing another 100 MW solar plant at Anantapur Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh. With this commissioning, TPREL continues to fortify its position of being the largest renewable energy company in the country. We are extremely proud of this development and we continue to seek potential areas in India and in select International markets through organic and inorganic opportunities.”
TPREL completed the acquisition of Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. last year to become the largest Renewable Energy Company in India. In 2016, TPREL has won 320 MW of solar bids, of which 15 MW was commissioned in February 2017, and the balance 305 MW will be commissioned in 2017-18. The company has organically added 159 MW wind & solar capacity in FY17.