Tata Power’s green plans: 6,000MW by 2017

- Advertisement -

Tata Power Co. Ltd is making a big bet on clean energy. The country’s largest private power utility, which already generates about one-fifth of its power from clean sources, expects to maintain or increase this.

The scale of that ambition becomes apparent in the context of Tata Power’s plan to expand its production portfolio by nearly eight times over the next six years. The utility has chalked up plans to increase total generation capacity to 25 giga watts (GW) by 2017 from 3,176 megawatts (MW) now. Energy generated from clean sources currently accounts for 727MW, or around one-fifth of the 3,176MW generated, which is set to rise to 5-6GW in the next six years, managing director Anil Sardana said in a recent interview. One GW is 1,000MW.

Clean energy is generally defined as that which can be generated with minimal pollution. Its sources include wind, small scale hydroelectric projects, the sun, biomass, tides and waves, among others. Tata Power’s plans come at a time when Indian utilities have struggled to keep pace with targets set by the Planning Commission for capacity addition even as peak power deficit has expanded to 12.7%, with the possibility of it further rising over the long term. Despite this, large integrated utilities have hesitated from venturing into power generation from alternative energy sources, focusing instead on coal and gas-based power plants that need lower capital costs to set up, and have more predictable returns.

- Advertisement -

Related Artcles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Buzz

Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers Concludes

0
The officials discussed startups, emerging technologies, skilling, digital governance, and the semiconductor ecosystem The 3-day long Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers, which began...

Silicon Labs Joins IIITH To Launch Wi-SUN Network

0
IIIT Hyderabad Smart City Living Lab partners with the company to enable research for smart cities applications IITH Smart City Living Lab and Silicon Labs...

IMC 22: IT Minister Launches Multi Access IoT Device

0
The Made In India MAID showcased Indian technical competencies harmonised to global standards, said the company At the India Mobile Congress 2022 in Delhi, the...

Exclusive

Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers Concludes

0
The officials discussed startups, emerging technologies, skilling, digital governance, and the semiconductor ecosystem The 3-day long Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers, which began...

Silicon Labs Joins IIITH To Launch Wi-SUN Network

0
IIIT Hyderabad Smart City Living Lab partners with the company to enable research for smart cities applications IITH Smart City Living Lab and Silicon Labs...

IMC 22: IT Minister Launches Multi Access IoT Device

0
The Made In India MAID showcased Indian technical competencies harmonised to global standards, said the company At the India Mobile Congress 2022 in Delhi, the...

Important Sectors

Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers Concludes

0
The officials discussed startups, emerging technologies, skilling, digital governance, and the semiconductor ecosystem The 3-day long Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers, which began...

Silicon Labs Joins IIITH To Launch Wi-SUN Network

0
IIIT Hyderabad Smart City Living Lab partners with the company to enable research for smart cities applications IITH Smart City Living Lab and Silicon Labs...

IMC 22: IT Minister Launches Multi Access IoT Device

0
The Made In India MAID showcased Indian technical competencies harmonised to global standards, said the company At the India Mobile Congress 2022 in Delhi, the...

Tata’s Act For Biodiversity Conclave Brings Green Hope

0
The conclave witnessed the presence of Mr Jamshyd Godrej, Ms Anjali Bansal, Mr Ricky Kej and Mr Kavinder Singh among others Tata Power, India's leading...

MediaTek & Invendis Join Forces For ‘Made in India’ 5G Routers And Wi-Fi

0
In-line with 'Vocal for Local', Silbo Routers are completely indigenous, says Invendis IoT and Cloud Computing solutions provider Invendis and semiconductor company MediaTek recently announced...

Manufacturing

Electronics Major Molex Expands In Hanoi

0
The fully integrated connector manufacturing facility in Vietnam will be laced with advanced tech and capabilities, said the company Global electronics and connectivity major Molex...

MediaTek & Invendis Join Forces For ‘Made in India’ 5G Routers And Wi-Fi

0
In-line with 'Vocal for Local', Silbo Routers are completely indigenous, says Invendis IoT and Cloud Computing solutions provider Invendis and semiconductor company MediaTek recently announced...

PLI Scheme Can Help States Become Destinations For Electronics Manufacturing: MoS

0
The manufacturing plant has been set up under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme At the recent opening ceremony of Pegatron mobile manufacturing facility, the...

Moxion Power Raises $100 Million; Plans To Scale Clean Energy Manufacturing

0
The company aims to meet the increasing demand for its mobile energy storage product lineup In its Series B funding round, the US-based Renewable Energy...

Wind Power Brings Continuum And GE Renewable Energy Together

0
Commercial and industrial establishments will receive the wind power produced in the respective states As per a recent announcement, GE Renewable Energy is set to...