Tata Power inks deal to develop 15 MW solar project in Jharkhand; stock jumps nearly 4 per cent
India’s largest integrated power company, Tata Power informed the exchanges on Wednesday that it has signed a power purchase agreement with Tata Steel Limited (TSL) to develop a 15 MW solar project in Jamshedpur (Jharkhand).
The energy will be supplied to TSL under a power purchase agreement (PPA) valid for a period of 25 years from the scheduled commercial operation date. The project is required to be commissioned within 6 months from the date of execution of the PPA, the company stated in its press release to BSE.
The plant is expected to generate an average of 32 MUs of energy per year and will annually offset approximately an average of 25.8 million kg of Co2.
Tata Power’s renewable capacity will increase to 4,047 MW, out of which 2,687 MW is operational while 1,360 MW is under implementation, including 15 MW won under this PPA.
Speaking on the development, Dr Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD at Tata Power stated that although till date, the association was limited to Tata Steel at Jamshedpur but now, the company is looking forward to work closely with Tata Steel for covering all its other plants across India.
At 1.35 pm today, the company’s stock was trading at Rs 104.00, up by 3.59 per cent or Rs 3.60 per share, against the benchmark index, which had gained 1.46 per cent. The 52-week high of the company was recorded at Rs 105.15 while its 52-week low is Rs 27 on BSE.