Tata Power setting up huge renewable energy platform

BBN Bureau

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MUMBAI/April 14-2022: The Tata Power Company Ltd and BlackRock Real Assets-led consortium, including Mubadala Investment Company, have entered into a binding agreement to invest in Tata Power’s renewable energy subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd.

BlackRock Real Assets, together with Mubadala, shall invest ₹ Rs4,000 crore ($525mn) by way of equity/compulsorily convertible instruments for a 10.53 per cent stake in Tata Power Renewables, translating to a base equity valuation of Rs34,000 crore.

The final shareholding will range from 9.76 per cent to 11.43 per cent on final conversion. This newly created platform will consist of five distinct businesses delivering long-term, customer-oriented solutions.

It will house all renewable energy businesses of Tata Power including those in Utility Scale Solar, Wind & Hybrid Generation assets; Solar Cell & Module Manufacturing; Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracting; Rooftop Solar infrastructure; Solar Pumps and Electric Vehicle Charging infrastructure.

The broad-based portfolio of assets ensures diversified, yet stable revenue sources, including 25-year fixed-price PPAs for grid connected utility scale projects.

Tata Power Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy companies in India. Its vertically integrated operations currently have approximately 4.9 GW of renewable energy assets. The proposed investment is expected to fund Tata Power Renewables’ aggressive growth plans.

Eyeing 20 GW renewable assets

Over the next five years, Tata Power Renewables aims to achieve a portfolio of over 20 GW of renewables assets and a market leading position in the rooftop and electric vehicle charging space across India.

India is one of the world’s largest renewable energy markets and has recorded the fastest growing renewable energy supply with over 60 per cent new capacity added over the past four years. Its installed renewables capacity is expected to grow from 150 GW currently to 500 GW by 2030, to satisfy India’s local energy demand driven by GDP growth.

It can contribute to the government’s decarbonization ambition, as well as support the macro energy transition trends in Asia and around the world.

Dr Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Power Company Ltd said that Tata Power Renewables is an industry leader with a broad and deep portfolio of next-generation renewables businesses well placed to scale up rapidly based on its strong and consistent performance over the years.

“The collaboration with BlackRock Real Assets & Mubadala will support us to pursue exciting opportunities that lie ahead in the coming decades,” Sinha added.

Anne Valentine Andrews, BlackRock’s Global Head of Real Assets, said, “With one of the largest portfolios of solar and wind assets in the country and a very experienced management team, Tata Power Renewables is at the forefront of India’s ambition to secure greater energy stability for its citizens while positioning its economy for a low carbon future.”

Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investments at Mubadala, said Mubadala has a strong focus on renewable energy in multiple markets, so the company is delighted to be co-investing with BlackRock Real Assets to help progress Tata Power Renewables’ ambitions in India.

The first round of capital infusion is expected to be completed by June 2022 and the balance funds will be infused by end of calendar year 2022.

Moelis & Company is the financial advisor to Tata Power, while JP Morgan is the financial advisor to BlackRock Real Assets. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas & Co are the legal advisors to Tata Power.

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