- Plant to power Xpro India’s Polymer Processing business with solar energy
- To generate 7.128 MUs of electricity and reduce 2281 tonnes of carbon footprints annually
Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a leading renewable energy player and a subsidiary of Tata Power, has signed a Power Delivery Agreement (“PDA”) with Xpro India Limited, through a special purpose vehicle (SPV), for the development of a 3.125 MW AC Group Captive Solar Plant. The SPV shall develop, operate, and maintain this captive solar power facility.
Located in Achegaon, Maharashtra, the plant is expected to produce 7.128 million units of electricity annually and will support the use of renewable energy for Xpro India’s Polymer Processing Business. 161 million units of electricity will be generated during the agreement term of 25 years and will mitigate approximately 51660 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Ashish Khanna, CEO, Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd., stated, “We are pleased to join hands with Xpro India Limited to establish a group captive plant for its polymer processing business. The alliance reflects our commitment to promote the adoption of renewable power in energy intensive businesses and to contribute towards the nation’s clean energy transition journey.”
We believe that this collaboration with TPREL is a significant step in our sustainability journey, Mr. Vinay Kumar Agarwal, President (Finance) & Chief Financial Officer, Xpro India Limited stated “By sourcing clean energy through this PDA, we are moving forward towards reduced carbon emission and meeting our ESG target of protection of the environment to the extent possible.”
Group captive projects offer a stable tariff throughout the Power Delivery agreement term, unaffected by regulatory changes seen in short-term contracts.
Recently, TPREL had entered into a Power Delivery Agreement (PDA) with Sanyo Special Steel Manufacturing India Pvt. Ltd. for a Captive Solar Plant with a capacity of 28.125 megawatts (AC) and a Captive Power Delivery Agreement (PDA) for 4.4 megawatts (AC) with the ANAND Group, a prominent global leader in the automotive systems and parts industry.
With this addition, TPREL’s total renewable utility capacity is 7,836 MW including 3,690 MW projects under various stages of implementation and its operational capacity is 4,146 MW, which includes 3,153 MW solar and 993 MW wind.
About Tata Power:
Tata Power (NSE: TATAPOWER; BSE: 500400) is one of India’s largest integrated power companies and together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed/managed capacity of 14,339 MW. The Company has a presence across the entire power value chain – generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy, transmission & distribution, and trading. The Company developed the country’s first Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. With 5,479 MW of clean energy generation from solar, wind, hydro, and waste heat recovery accounting for 38% of the overall portfolio, the company is a leader in clean energy generation. It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission& distribution in India viz: Powerlinks Transmission Ltd. with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from the Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi, Maithon Power Ltd. with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1,050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand.
Tata Power is currently serving more than 12.9 million consumers via its Discoms, under a public-private partnership model viz Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. with the Government of Delhi in North Delhi, TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited, and TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited with Government of Odisha.
With a focus on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation as an integrated solutions provider by looking at new business growth in distributed generation through rooftop solar and microgrids, storage solutions, EV charging infrastructure, ESCO, home automation & smart meters et al. In its 108 years track record of technology advancements, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and green initiatives, Tata Power is well poised for multi-fold growth and is committed to lighting up lives for generations to come. For more information visit us at: www.tatapower.com
About Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited:
Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (“TPREL”) is a subsidiary of The Tata Power Company Limited and is one of the country’s most significant renewable energy players. TPREL is a developer of renewable energy projects (including solar, wind, hybrid, round-the-clock (RTC), peak, floating solar, and storage systems including battery storage) that it owns, operates, and maintains. It also offers comprehensive green energy solutions for rural and urban areas like turnkey, EPC and O&M solutions for various business segments like utility-scale projects, solar rooftop, and solar pump systems. Along with its extensive portfolio of renewable solutions, it has a state-of-the-art solar cell and module manufacturing plant of 500 MW solar cells and modules in Bengaluru and plans to set up a Greenfield to set up a Greenfield 4 GW solar cell and 4 GW solar module plant inTamil Nadu. In addition, TPREL also provides electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions across various segments and other advisory solutions across the renewable sector. As on date, TPREL’s total renewable utility capacity is 7,836 MW including 3,690 MW projects under various stages of implementation and its operational capacity is 4,146 MW, which includes 3,153 MW solar and 993 MW wind. Presently, the company’s solar EPC portfolio is more than 11.5 GWp of ground-mount utility-scale, over 1.7 GW of rooftop and distributed ground-mounted systems, and over 1,00,000 solar water pumps. TPREL aims to provide energy access to millions of people across the country via its integrated green energy solutions. Know more: www.tatapowersolar.com
About Xpro India Limited:
Xpro India Limited is a diversified multi-divisional, multi-locational Company with a strong commitment to polymer processing as an industry, and in strong governance practices in its management. Driven by a deeply India-centric self-sufficiency for which it prides itself, Xpro enjoys a Leadership position as the only established Indian manufacturer of “Dielectric/Capacitor Films” contributing to an “Atmanirbhar” India. Xpro is also a long-established Leader in supplies of Sheets/Liners to Indian refrigerator industry.
Xpro India Limited is a family-led and professionally managed arm of India’s largest and very reputed Industrial House – the BIRLA family. It has a dedicated, and competent work-force of well-trained employees placed at various locations. Manufacturing at all units is carried out by qualified personnel under stringent guidelines and quality standards. At Xpro, continuous product development and high customer service levels are key areas, with an underlying philosophy being to provide the highest level of satisfaction to customers, and a passion to ethically excel in all areas of activity.
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