Adani Power’s Mundra plant achieves full load of 4,620 MW

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on December 31, 2013

Adani Power Ltd, India’s largest thermal private power producer, said on Tuesday its Mundra plant, which has a capacity of 4,620 MW, has set a record by surpassing it and attaining the highest generation of 4,644 MW.

This makes it the only power station of such a size to reach a significant milestone in electricity production, according to the company.

The generation so far was constrained due to inadequate evacuation capacity, which has been alleviated with the guidance, support and cooperation of various State and Central grid authorities, the company said in a statement.

Adani Power has a total thermal power generating capacity of 7,920 MW, consisting of 4,620 MW at Mundra, 1,980 MW at Tiroda and 1,320 at Kawai. The Mundra plant, which is one of the world’s largest private coal-based power stations at a single location, has five units of 660 MW and four units of 330 MW each. All the 660 MW units are based on environment-friendly supercritical technology.

“We are confident of achieving a target of generating 9,240 MW of electricity by March 2014,” said Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group.

The company is evacuating electricity from the Mundra power plant via a 400 kV transmission line from Mundra to Dehgam in Gujarat, covering 430 km, and a 500 kV high voltage direct current line from Mundra to Mohindergarh in Haryana, a distance of over 1,000 km.

The Mundra plant is also the world’s first coal-fired power project to receive carbon credits.

Published on December 31, 2013
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