Indian electric utility firm Tata Power has outlined plans to expand its renewable energy generation portfolio in the country by adding approximately 250MW of renewable energy every year.

As part of the expansion plan, the company is set to add 30-50MW of solar power and 150-200MW of wind energy in the country.

Commenting on the initiative, Tata Power managing director Anil Sardana said that the company is aiming to reduce carbon emissions by boosting its renewable energy generation and is anticipating to have 20-25% of its generation portfolio from clean energy.

Tata Power noted that three of its renewable energy projects have been registered under the Clean Development Mechanism programme of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

These projects include 50.4MW wind power project at Samana, 50.4MW wind project at Khandke, Maharashtra, and 25MW solar project at Mithapur, Gujarat.

Currently, Tata Power’s generation from renewable sources, including hydro, wind and solar is around 873MW in the country.

Meanwhile, the company is developing a 240MW geothermal project in Indonesia, in collaboration with Origin Energy and PT Supraco; and South Africa JV with Exxaro called Cennergi that has been shortlisted as a preferred bidder for two wind projects of 234MW – Amakhala 139MW and Tsitsikamma 95MW projects.