News | November 25, 2013

Tata Power Installs Rain Water Harvesting System In Mithapur

Help conserve water in the water scarce region of Mithapur & Jamnagar

Reiterating its commitment towards innovation & adaptation of sustainable practices, Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company, has installed a Rain Water Harvesting system at its Mithapur plant that will conserve water for reuse. The system has already conserved 60KL of water which is being reused for cleaning 107,712 solar PV modules solar module panels at the 25 MW Solar Power Plant, spread over 105 acres.

Tata Power's Mithapur project is one of the largest of its kind in the country and has been developed through its 100% subsidiary, 'Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited'. The Mithapur solar power plant uses the modular, proven, and widely deployed Crystalline Silicon Photo-Voltaic Technology to maximize power generation. The project helps in reducing an annual average of 37,696 tons of Carbon Dioxide, by producing 39,597 MWh per year (average) equivalent amount of clean energy.

In order for maintain efficiency of the solar panels, upto 100 KL of water is required for maintenance in 12 cycles across the year. As Mithapur region and Jamnagar receive very low rainfall, the objective of installing this system is to help in water conservation and sustainable use of available portable water. This will also help in savings in purchase of desalinated water which can further be used for human & community usage. The initiative is in continuation to Tata power's endeavor to protect environment and conserve natural resources. The Company is also developing a 28.8 MW of solar plant near Satara in Maharashtra.

The total area available for water harvesting at site is 944 Sq Mtr. At the time of construction of the solar plant, water tanks adding up to 100 KL were constructed. Rain water run-offs from the roofs of the buildings is captured and stored in these existing water tanks. Post the collection of water in tankers, water is being transferred & stored in the storage units.

Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Rahul Shah, Chief-BD, Domestic & Renewables, Tata Power, stated, "We at Tata Power give utmost importance to the conversation and protection of the environment. Over the years, the Company has laid immense emphasis on water conservation and has used various techniques implemented for optimum utilization of resources across plants. Tata Power remains committed to sustainability and endeavours to generate 20-25% of energy through clean energy sources."

About Tata Power
Tata Power is India's largest integrated power company with a significant international presence. The Company has an installed generation capacity of 8521 MW in India and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely "Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited" with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. It is one of the largest renewable energy players in India and has developed country's first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through 30% stake in coal mines and a geothermal project; in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitise coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called 'Cennergi' to develop projects in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia; in Australia through investments in enhanced geothermal and clean coal technologies and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and mitted to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. For more information, visit www.tatapower.

SOURCE: Tata Power