Tata Power to add 200-mw wind assets

Written by Tanmay Sar | TNS | Mumbai | Updated: Jun 30 2010, 04:44am hrs
Tata Power Company has chalked out a plan to add 150-200 mw of wind energy assets in fiscal 2010-11, a company release said.

As part of its plan, the company said it is in the process of acquiring 20.95 mw of operating wind assets in Maharashtra from Niskalp Energy. Tata Power will also shortly place an order for 150 mw wind capacity to be set up in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The commissioning will be done this year and next year, the release said.

The company is progressing as planned on the path of renewable energy and today around 20% of the power generated is from clean sources, which we will increase to 25% in three to four years, said the companys managing director Prasad Menon.

Currently, Tata Power generates its 200 mw wind energy from three states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka.

We want to ensure that at least 8,000-10,000 mw of our generation will be from low carbon or zero emission technologies like hydro, solar, wind or from hot gases, said the companys Banmali Agrawala, executive director strategy and business development.

The company has commissioned the first phase of 10 mw based on 2 mw Kenersys turbine at the wind farm at Satara in Maharashtra and the second phase of 88 mw is on the anvil, the release said.