Tata power signs PPA for 25 MW solar power with GUVNL

Tata power signs PPA for 25 MW solar power with GUVNL

Ahmedabad: Ratan Tata-led Tata Power on Wednesday said it is developing a 25 MW solar photovoltaic power project at Mithapur and has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the project with the state power utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL).

The solar photovoltaic power plant spread across 100 acres of land along the coast line of Gujarat will be amongst the largest plants of its kind in the country and is targeted to be commissioned by December 2011, a company release said.

“The signing of PPA with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd is a step in the right direction and we look forward to participate in many such initiatives in solar power," Tata Power managing director Prasad R Menon said.

The solar plant is based on crystalline silicon photo-voltaic technology.

The company is also developing the first 4,000 MW ultra mega power project at Mundra in Gujarat, which is based on super critical technology.

Tata power has finished close to 65% work on the first unit of 800 MW in its Mundra (UMPP) in Gujarat. It is confident of commissioning the plant by August 2011.

In solar power, the company had set up the first solar plant of 100 KW, in 1996 at Walwhan in Lonavla, and is executing a 3 MW SPP at Mulshi in Maharasthra.