Tata Power South African JV starts operations at 95 MW wind farm

cennergiTata Power’s South African joint venture Cennergi started commercial operations at its 95 MW Wind farm project in South Africa’s Tsitsikamma Community.

The wind farm comprises of 31 V-112 3.075 MW Vestas, high-wind turbine with very high capacity factor.

As the preferred bidder, Cennergi was selected for two wind projects under the second window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme by the South African government.

With the commissioning of the Tsitsikamma project, Cennergi’s operational portfolio has increased to 229 MW as it had achieved commercial operations of its 134 MW Amakhala Emoyeni Wind project recently last month on 28th July 2016.

Cennergi is a 50:50 joint venture between Tata Power and Exxaro Resources.

Tata Power CEO & Managing Director, Anil Sardana said the commissioning of the Tsitsikamma Community Wind farm has augmented Tata Power’s renewables portfolio outside India. The company is committed to enhancing non-fossil based generation portfolio up to 30-40% of its total generating capacity, he added.

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a growing international presence.

The Company together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has an installed gross generation capacity of 918.4 MW 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.

Tata Power is serving more than 2 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.

It is also one of the largest renewable energy players in India with a clean energy portfolio of 1749 MW. Its international presence including investments in Indonesia, Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitize 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 sub-Sahara Africa.