The hydro power plants located at Bhira, Bhivpuri and Khopoli have received QMS: ISO 9001:2008, EMS: ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS: 18001:2007 certifications.

Tata Power had started operations of the Khopoli hydro plant in 1915 with a capacity of 40MW and upgraded it to 72MW.

The company has commissioned the 40MW Bhivpuri hydro power station in 1922 and the 90MW Bhira hydro plant in 1927.

Bhivpuri and Bhira hydro stations were upgraded to 72MW and 150MW, respectively.

Tata Power Hydro head Mahesh Paranjpe said that the company is committed to operate its facilities in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner and facilitate clean, safe and healthy workplace to provide value to its customers, employees and all stakeholders.

"We are dedicated to continuously improve the Quality, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety management practices in order to provide world class standards in all our facilities," Paranjpe added.

"The certifications are the outcome of the extraordinary team work exhibited by all the employees at the Hydro stations."

Tata Power, which has a total installed generation capacity of 1106MW in the clean and renewable energy sector, is planning to add 20 – 25% contribution from clean energy sources.

Image: Tata Power’s hydro plants in Maharashtra state receive certification from TUV Nord. Photo: courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.