Tata Power to develop 100 MW solar project in Dholera solar park

October 14, 2020

Tata Power has won a deal from the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) to develop a 100 MW solar project in Dholera Solar Park of Gujarat.

The solar energy generated will be supplied to GUVNL under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), valid for a period of 25 years from scheduled commercial operation date.

Tata Power has won this capacity in a bid announced by GUVNL in March 2020. The project has to be commissioned within 15 months from the date of execution of the PPA.

The cumulative capacity under development in Gujarat would be 620 MW out of which 400 MW will be in Dholera Solar Park.

Tata Power aims to generate 35-40 percent of Tata Power’s total generation capacity from clean energy sources.

The solar power plant is expected to generate about 246 MUs of energy per year and will annually offset approximately 246 million kilograms of carbon dioxide.

Tata Power’s renewable capacity will increase to 3936 MW, out of which 2637 MW is already operational and 1299 MW is under implementation including 100 MW won under this LoA.

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Vibrant Gujarat: Tata Group to set up semiconductor plant in Dholera this year

Tata Group’s Chairman, N Chandrasekaran, announced on Wednesday, January 10, that the conglomerate is set to establish a large semiconductor fabrication plant in Dholera, Gujarat. Anticipated to commence operations in 2024, the project is currently in the final stages of negotiation. Chandrasekaran made the announcement during the 10th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.
Furthermore, Chandrasekaran outlined the group’s plans to start construction of a 20-gigawatt lithium-ion storage battery factory in Sanand city, Gujarat, within the next two months. He highlighted the Tata Group’s recent substantial commitment to expanding its presence in Sanand, positioning it as a hub for the group’s electric vehicle technology to meet the escalating demand for EVs.
In addition to these ventures, the Tata Group is engaged in the construction of the C295 defence aircraft in Vadodara, with plans to extend manufacturing operations to Dholera. Chandrasekaran also mentioned the upcoming launch of the first phase of the Indian Institute of Skills, a collaborative effort with central and state governments, in Gujarat by March 2024.
Chandrasekaran expressed the group’s view of Gujarat as a crucial destination for business growth and the development of advanced technology industries in India. Presently, the Tata Group operates 21 companies in the state, employing over 50,000 people. The chairman attributed the strong connection between the group and Gujarat to the founder’s hometown being Navsari.
Highlighting the state’s progress, Chandrasekaran commended the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who initiated the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit two decades ago. He described Gujarat as a “gateway to the future” due to its strengths and acknowledged the significant economic benefits that have contributed to social development in the state.

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Torrent gets licence to supply electricity in Dholera SIR

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) granted a licence to Torrent Power Limited (TPL) to supply electricity to the Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR), a greenfield industrial city being developed some 100km.from Ahmedabad.
The state power regulator accorded TPL a licence to carrying out distribution and retail supply of electricity in the Dholera SIR area for 25 years.


In April, GERC had in-principle decided to issue a power distribution licence to

TPL for Dholera SIR as the private sector company fulfilled the criteria laid down for the licence. GERC invited suggestions and objections to its intention to grant a licence to TPL.

After hearing the objections and suggestions of stakeholders, GERC recently decided to award the DSIR electricity distribution licence to TPL. “The licensee

(TPL) shall procure power through competitive bidding after following due process according to provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003,” GERC stated in its order.


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