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Tata Power's Gujarat plant fully operational

IANS  Mumbai, March 06, 2013
First Published: 20:20 IST(6/3/2013) | Last Updated: 20:23 IST(6/3/2013)

A Tata Power's subsidiary on Wednesday said its 4,000 megawatt (MW) ultra mega power project is fully operational with the synchronisation of its fifth 800 MW unit in Mundra in Gujarat.


The company said synchronisation was completed thorough its wholly-owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), a special purpose vehicle of Tata Power.

The company has inked power purchase agreements for the project with seven procurers from five states, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Punjab.

"The synchronisation of the last unit is a significant achievement in a sector, which is ridden with numerous challenges. The Mundra ultra mega power project (UMPP) features a number of new and advanced technological initiatives based on super critical technology," said Anil Sardana, managing director of Tata Power.

"We eagerly await a viable solution by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and look forward to an early resolution of this issue," he added.

Against the backdrop of increase in prices of imported coal, Tata Power has approached CERC seeking higher tariffs for the electricity generated from the Mundra plant.

With this, the total power generation capacity of Tata Power stands at 8,500 MW.

The statement further said that the company's thermal power generation capacity stands at 7,647 MW while generation through clean sources such as hydro, wind and solar stands at 852 MW.

The first unit of Mundra UMPP started commercial operations in March 2012.

The 4,000 MW Mundra is the first of the project that heralds the entry of 800 MW supercritical boiler technology in India, which is environment friendly and efficient.

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