Tata power has yet again gained a star on its shoulder for renewable powers. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has awarded a contract to Tata Power in Chhattisgarh.

The project is for setting up a 100 MW (AC) solar plant with a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) of 40 MW/120 MWh capacity. This project is one of the largest grid-connected BESS projects in the entire nation.

This is to implement that solar energy can be used to provide clean energy even in the evening peak hours when the sun is not shining. The project will be set p in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. The project is backed by the World Bank, domestic loans and SECI’s internal resources.

The contract was signed by officials of TATA Power and SECI in the presence of Smt. Suman Sharma, Managing Director, SECI, as well as directors and senior officials of SECI and World Bank officials.

This project is expected to boost India’s commitment to achieving a Net-Zero economy by bringing further investment from the boosted market confidence.

Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Suman Sharma said that this will give a further push to achieving India’s Climate commitments. We will work together to make RE the mainstay of our energy production.

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a Schedule-A CPSU under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, is engaged in promoting and developing various RE resources, especially solar and wind energy. RE-based storage systems, floating solar, trading off the power, consultancy as well as emerging areas such as green Hydrogen, green Ammonia, Waste to Energy, RE-powered electric vehicles, etc. SECI is an implementing agency for many RE schemes of the Government of India, such as Viability Gap Funding schemes, tariff-based tenders for the development of RE projects, solar parks etc.

Reference: pib.gov.in