Tata Power Registers Its 50.4 MW Wind Project At Samana, Gujarat Under The Clean Development Mechanism
- announces registration of its 50.4 MW Wind power project at Samana, Gujarat under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) program by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
- Allows Tata Power to trade Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) it would earn from the renewable energy project
- Committed to reducing its carbon footprint and intends to have a 20 - 25% contribution from ‘clean power sources'
Mumbai - Tata Power, India's largest integrated power utility recently announced the successful registration of its 50.4 MW Wind power project at Samana, Gujarat under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) program by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The 50.4 MW wind plant at Samana was commissioned in May 2009 and uses 63 wind turbine generators of 800 KW capacity each to harness wind energy for power generation. The Samana plant helps in reducing an annual average of 96,821 tons of Carbon Dioxide equivalent, by producing 104,970 MWh per year (average) equivalent amount of clean energy.
The Samana wind plant is Tata Power's Third CDM registered project, with the 50.4 MW Wind project at Khandke, Maharashtra & 25 MW Solar project at Mithapur, Gujarat registered in June 2010 and January 2013 respectively. Tata Power also has another wind project in advanced stages of CDM registration with UNFCCC. Samana is expected to generate ~76,000 CERs per annum. Tata Power, as part of its sustainability initiative, is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. One of the ways towards reaching this goal is addition of “clean and renewable energy” generation capacity. Tata Power currently has 376 MW of operating wind power generation capacity and 28 MW of operating solar power generation capacity, making it one of the largest wind and solar power generators in India. It's subsidiary Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd has also commissioned a 1 MW grid-connected roof top solar plant in Delhi. A 60.48 KWP solar power plant has also been functional on top of one of the building at its office in Carnac Bunder, Mumbai. The Company proposes to add 150-200 MW of wind and 50 MW of solar power capacity every year.
CDM is an instrument established under the Kyoto Protocol to achieve both sustainable development and contribute to the cost effective mitigation of climate change. It allows countries with emission reduction commitments to meet part of their reduction abroad, where Green House Gas (GHG) abatement costs can be lower. The mechanism will also enable developing countries to attract investments in clean energy technology and assist them on a sustainable development path.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “We have always established that ‘clean and renewable energy' is the need of the hour and Tata Power will continue its efforts towards this. It gives us great pride that our third project, the 50.4 MW Wind plant at Samana has been registered as under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) program by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).”
SOURCE: Tata Power