Tata Power‘s wholly-owned subsidiary – Tata Power Renewables Energy Ltd. (TPREL), has commissioned a 300 MW solar power project at Dholera smart city near Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The project will generate 774 million KWh annually. This will help reduce approximately 70,4340 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. A total area of 1,320 acres is being used by the installation, divided into six different plots of 220 acres each.
With the addition of this 300 MW project, the renewable energy capacity in operation for Tata Power will now be 3,400 MW, inclusive of 2,468 MW of Solar and 932 MW of wind energy projects.
Tata Power in its press release stated that at the time of construction weather conditions at the site were unpredictable due to very heavy rains. This lead to the 33 KV cable trench being submerged in water. However, with the help of floaters, the execution team laid HT cables at the location. Pre-cast ballasts were also used to lay power cables 500 mm above the ground instead of conventional underground laying.