100 MW – NTPC Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

“Given our ambitious target for green power, we were aware that our requirement of rigorous timelines and cost-efficiency was a challenging one. We thank Tata Power Solar for their experience and commitment in delivering this large scale project ahead of strict timelines.”
Mr. A.K. Jha, Director (Technical), NTPC

Project Overview

Aligning with the Government’s ‘Make in India’ mission and bringing together our core strengths in domestic manufacturing and EPC services over the last 25 years, this 100 MW plant is the largest project commissioned using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules by Tata Power Solar to date.

Challenges and Solutions

Challenging site location:

The project was constructed in one of the toughest terrains of Anantapur (area consisting of heavy undulations), through the project lifecycle a lot of new strategies on effective logistics were implemented which helped the teams to execute the Project as per site strategic requirements.

Maintaining site ecology:

Built over a 500-acre site, the land contained natural streams, dense vegetation and hillocks which were untouched by the solar power plant to maintain the natural ecosystem.

Earning community trust and confidence:

Tata Power Solar trained 50+ local people who will help in maintaining the solar power plant. Apart from this during the commissioning of the project, we built labor colonies along with toilets & RO water systems for the workers deployed on the site.

Power generation:

The plant is expected to generate nearly 160 million units (kWh) of energy per year, thereby reducing the load on the conventional grid and help offset approximately 110,000 tonnes of CO2 in the first year and thereafter.