Tata Power reaches 7,700 MW capacity
Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility, through its wholly owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), announced synchronisation of 800 MW sized Unit 4 of the country’s first UMPP in Mundra, Gujarat. With this, the total power generation capacity of Tata Power stands at 7,699 MW, reinforcing its position as the largest integrated power company as well as private power producer in India. The Company had commissioned Unit 1 of Mundra UMPP in March 2012, Unit 2 in July 2012 and Unit 3 in October 2012. With synchronisation of Unit 4, the thermal power generation capacity of Tata Power stands at 6,847 MW and the generation through clean sources such as hydro, wind and solar stands at 852 MW.
Speaking on this milestone, Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Power, said, “The synchronization of Unit 4 of Mundra UMPP is a significant milestone given the critical power shortage situation in the country. The Mundra power plant is one of the most efficient and environment friendly plant based on super critical technology. We eagerly await a viable solution by the Hon’ble CERC and look forward to an early resolution of this issue."
The 4000 MW Mundra UMPP 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 upto 15% as compared to a sub-critical coal-fired power stations. In addition, the choice of coal significantly lowers sulphur emissions to virtually insignificant levels.