The 50.4MW wind plant at Samana was commissioned in May 2009 and comprises 63, 800kW wind turbines . The Samana wind farm helps in reducing the carbon dioxide equivalent of 96,821 tons (annual average) by producing clean energy equivalent to 104,970MWh per year (average), says Tata Power.
Samana is expected to generate 76,000 carbon emission reduction certificates (CERs) per annum. The plant is Tata Power's third CDM-registered project, along with the 50.4MW wind project at Khandke, Maharashtra, and 25MW solar energy project at Mithapur, Gujarat, registered in June 2010 and January 2013 respectively. The company has another wind project in advanced stages of CDM registration with UNFCCC.
Tata Power currently has 376MW of operating wind power generation capacity and 28MW of operating solar power generation capacity, making it one of the largest wind and solar power generators in India. Its subsidiary Tata Power Delhi Distribution has also commissioned a 1MW grid-connected rooftop solar plant in Delhi. A 60.48KWP solar power plant has also been functional on top of one of the office buildings at Carnac Bunder, Mumbai.
The company proposes to add 150-200MW of wind and 50MW of solar power capacity every year. Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Power, said, “We have always established that clean and renewable energy is the need of the hour and Tata Power will continue its efforts towards this. It gives us great pride that our third project, the 50.4MW wind plant at Samana has been registered under the Clean Development Mechanism programme.”