Tata Power registers its 50.4MW wind project at Gadag, Karnataka, under the Clean Development Mechanism
Tuesday, Jun 04, 2013
Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility today announced the successful registration of its 50.4 MW Wind power project at Gadag, Karnataka under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The 50.4MW wind plant at Gadag was commissioned in July 2009 and uses 63 wind turbine generators of 800KW capacity each to harness wind energy for power generation. The Gadag plant helps in reducing an annual average of 99,100 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, by producing 107,064MWh per year (average) equivalent amount of clean energy.
The Gadag wind plant is Tata Power’s fourth CDM registered project, with the 50.4MW wind project at Khandke, Maharashtra, 50.4MW wind project at Samana, Gujarat 25MW solar project at Mithapur, Gujarat.
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 397MW of operating wind power generation capacity and 28MW of operating solar power generation capacity, making it one of the largest wind and solar power generators in India. Its subsidiary, Tata Power Delhi Distribution, has also commissioned a 1MW grid-connected roof top solar plant in Delhi. A 60.48KWP solar power plant has also been functional on the top of one of the buildings at its office in Carnac Bunder, Mumbai. The company proposes to add 150-200MW of wind and 50MW 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, 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 fourth project, the 50.4MW wind plant at Gadag, has been registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).”