Tata Power, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Walwhan Renewable Energy Limited (WREL), has been awarded for establishing and commissioning a large-scale 100 MW solar power plant at Pavagada Solar Park in Tumkur district, Karnataka. The award was bestowed to WREL team by the Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah at ‘Power Awards’ 2017. This was done via competitive bidding under the state solar policy.
The award function was presided by the Chief Minister of Karnataka and hosted by the Karnataka Energy ministerD.K.Shiva Kumar. It was attended by all the top officials of the State Energy departments and utilities like KPTCL, BESCOM, MESCOM, etc. and leaders from the renewable energy sector.
Commenting on this development Ashok Sethi, Executive Director and COO, Tata Power, said, “We are happy to receive this award for establishing and early commissioning of our 100 MW solar power plant in Karnataka. This award is a testament to our superior engineering capabilities and in-depth technological know-how. We would like to thank the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka as well as the Energy Minister for recognizing our efforts towards ensuring reliable power for all.”
Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL) had acquired Walwhan Renewable Energy Limited (formerly known as Welspun Renewables Energy limited) in September 2016, which owns 1141 MW of renewable energy assets comprising 995 MW of solar and 146 MW of wind assets across various States in India. In the state of Karnataka, the company has a total installed capacity of 117 MW of solar power plants comprising of 50 MW at Talak, 34 MW at Kodihali, 17 MW at Nagsamudra and 16 MW at Rajapura.
Speaking on the occasion Mahesh Paranjpe, CEO and ED, WREL said “It is a proud day for us at Walwhan Renewable Energy Limited. We have always been challenging ourselves by reengineering each practice to come up with the most effective way of setting up solar power projects. Due to the innovations made, the project erection time gets reduced drastically with lower cost implications.”