Tata Power Solar to build 100-MW PV plant with 120 MWh of storage

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December 2 (Renewables Now) - Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd, a unit of Indian electric utility Tata Power Co Ltd (BOM:500400), will build what is said to be India's largest solar-plus-storage project, coupling 100 MW of solar with a 120-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS), for Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI).

The company on Wednesday said it has received a letter of award (LoA) from SECI for the project, which is worth INR 9.45 billion (USD 126.2m/EUR 111.5m) and will be completed in 18 months. The contract includes engineering, design, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning and operations and maintenance (O&M) of the project in Chhattisgarh.

According to Tata Power Solar, this is India’s largest utility-scale BESS project.

The company is also currently executing a 50-MW solar project with 50 MWh of battery storage in Leh.

Tata Power Solar now has a utility-scale engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order book of around 4.4 GW direct current (DC), according to the announcement.

(INR 1 = USD 0.013/EUR 0.012)

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