TP Renewable Microgrid (TPRMG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has announced that it has commissioned its 100th solar microgrid project, coinciding with its first anniversary.
The 30kW microgrid project, installed in a remote and small village of Ratnapur, Uttar Pradesh, harnesses energy from the sun using solar panels. It comprises a battery energy storage system and a DG-set, allowing 24×7 power supply to the community.
TPRMG has installed a cumulative solar microgrid capacity of 3 MW with the commissioning of the Ratnapur project.
“The company took ten months to commission its first 100th microgrid despite Covid-19 restrictions. However, it is now focusing on commissioning its next 100th microgrid in less than four months’ time,” read a company statement.
Currently, TP Renewable Microgrid has around 50 projects in various stages of project execution.
“It is a huge milestone for us to be able to commission our 100th microgrid within less than a year. This also marks TPRMG’s first anniversary. Through our off-grid solutions like solar microgrids, we wish to help rural communities in India meet their urgent power needs quickly and economically. This project will not only provide reliable power supply to the villages but also work towards improving the livelihood and bring about socio-economic development of the community as a whole,” said Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power Company Limited.
While India has achieved 100% electrification under the government’s Saubhagya scheme, communities in Indian states, especially Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, still have unreliable power supply and face unscheduled power cuts. Many micro-enterprises still use non-grid sources of electricity to run their machines such as flour mill machines (atta chakki), oil expellers and rice hullers.
TP Renewable Microgrid bridges this gap by providing a cheap and reliable power supply through an off-grid AC microgrid solution.