Tata Power building wind power plants in South Africa

Leading generator and distributor Tata Power has said it is executing projects that would increase the company’s overall generation capacity by nearly 850 MW.

"Tata Power is in the process of executing a number of power plant projects which, upon completion, are expected to increase the company’s overall generation capacity by 849.2 MW," it said in a statement.

"Tata Power has a gross installed capacity of approximately 8,560 MW through thermal, green energy and waste gases of which, as on Feb 28 this year, 7,647 MW comes from thermal power sources and 912 MW from green energy sources," it added.

Among the projects under execution are two wind energy plants in South Africa. The 94.8 MW Tsitsikamma and 134.4 MW Amakhala Emoyeni wind projects in South Africa are expected to be commissioned in fiscal year 2017," Tata Power said.

Both projects are being developed by a 50:50 joint venture between Tata Power and Exxaro Resources, called Cennergi.

Tata Power also said it holds 26 percent stake in the Dagachhu Hydroelectric Power Project in Bhutan that is proposed to have an installed capacity of 126 MW.

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