Tata Power Solar receives NoA to build India’s first large scale 50 MWh BESS
This project is co-located with 50 MW solar PV plant, EPC project of INR 386Cr.
A Notice of Award (NoA) to build a 50-megawatt peak (MWp) Solar photovoltaic (PV) Plant with 50-megawatt per hour Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project at Phyang village in Leh, Ladakh was awarded to Tata Power Solar, India's largest solar energy company, and Tata Power's wholly-owned subsidiary.
The commercial operation date for this project is set for March 2023 which will have the order value of the project as INR 386 crores.
According to Energy Economic Times, this will be India's first co-located Large Scale BESS solution as well as the first large scale solar PV project in the Union Territory of Ladakh to be set up at a high altitude of 3,600 meters above sea level.
With the addition of this project, the order pipeline of Tata Power Solar now stands at approximately 4-gigawatt peak with an approximate order value of INR. 12,414 Crores.
The scope of work includes design, engineering, supply and procurement, construction of solar PV grid connected power plant project and BESS on a turnkey basis along with ten years of operations and maintenance services.
Speaking on the achievement, Tata Power CEO and Managing Director Dr. Praveer Sinha said, “Tata Power has always been at the forefront of generating renewable energy coupled with innovative solutions. This project is a testament of contribution towards developing an advanced ecosystem for faster adoption of clean energy across the nation.”
Tata Power Solar comes with a successful background of executing large projects, to name a few 150 MW Ayana at Ananthapur, 50 MW Kasargod at Kerala, 56 MW Greenko, 30 MWp solar power plant in Lapanga, Odisha, 105 MWp of floating solar at Kayamkulam (under implementation). It has also won an auction conducted by Gujarat for 400 MW of projects to be built at Dholera solar Park, the report said.