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Tata Power's generation capacity goes up to 6,899 MW

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on October 08, 2012

Tata Power through its wholly owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL) has announced synchronisation of 800 MW sized Unit 3 of the country’s first UMPP in Mundra, Gujarat.

With this, the total power generation capacity of Tata Power stands at 6,899 MW, reinforcing its position as the largest private power producer in India. The company had commissioned Unit 1 of Mundra UMPP in March and Unit 2 in July.

With the synchronisation of Unit 3, the thermal power generation capacity of Tata Power stands at 6,047 MW and the generation through clean sources such as hydro, wind and solar stands at 852 MW.

The 4,000-MW Mundra Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) is the first of the UMPPs that heralds the entry of 800 MW supercritical boiler technology in India, which is environment friendly and efficient.

This technology and the choice of unit sizes helps save fuel for the project and cut down greenhouse gas emissions up to 15 per cent compared with a sub-critical coal-fired power stations.

In addition, the choice of coal significantly lowers sulphur emissions to virtually insignificant levels, the company said in a statement.

As compared to other subcritical plants in India, this project will use 1.7 million tonnes of less coal per year, while generating the same quantum of power.

This not only makes available more coal in the long run for power generation but also reduces carbon emissions.

Speaking on the milestone, Anil Sardana, Chairman, CGPL and MD, Tata Power, said: “The synchronisation is a reiteration of the fact that we have been throughout predictable on time and quality of execution. This is a significant milestone given the critical power shortage situation in the country. The Mundra power plant is also one of the most efficient and environment friendly plant due to the super critical technology and various environment initiatives.”'

With this development, Tata Power's gross generation has touched 6,900 MW. Speaking about the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), he added, “We eagerly await a viable solution regarding the power supplied to the beneficiary States by CERC, so that this plant becomes a benchmark for other power plants in India in future.''

CGPL is a Special Purpose Vehicle formed for setting up and operating the 4,000-MW Mundra UMPP

amritanair.ghaswalla@thehindu.co.in

Published on October 08, 2012
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