Tata records 43 per cent increase in wind power generation

Tata Power announced that the generation by its wind farms had gone up 43 per cent in 2012-13 to 800 million units (mu) from 569 mu logged in the previous year. The company has an installed capacity of 398 MW in wind power with plants across Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.This growth is mainly due to the Agaswadi wind farms which had an increased generation of 85 mu and Poolavadi with 140 mu. Tata Power has a total installed capacity of 398 MW in wind generation with plants across five states Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, which are the leading states in promoting wind power generation in India.Speaking on achieving this milestone, Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “Tata Power is developing wind power projects of over 160 MW in India. We are proud to have increased our wind generation capacity by a record of 43 per cent, which proves our commitment towards to generating 20-25 per cent of our total generation capacity from clean energy sources.”Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of Tata Power has recently signed a SPA for acquisition of 100 per cent shareholding in AES Saurashtra Windfarms Pvt Ltd (ASW), a 100 per cent subsidiary of AES Corporation. ASW owns and operates a 39.2 MW wind farm near Dwarka in Jamnagar district of Gujarat. The project which is fully operational since January 2012 has executed a power purchase agreement with GUVNL for sale of the electricity at a tariff of Rs 3.56/kWh for the duration of the project.  The project is registered with UNFCCC as a CDM project and is eligible to receive CERs. The project is also registered under the Generation Based Incentive scheme of MNRE.

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