Gujarat-based Adani group firm Adani Power on Monday claimed that it has become the largest private power producer in the country with the synchronisation of its second supercritical 660MW turbine at its Mundra plant.
The firm, subsidiary of Adani Enterprises, is setting up a 4,620 MW coal-fired plant at Mundra, where the group has a special economic zone and port.
With the commissioning of this turbine, the firm’s total power capacity has touched 2,640 MW, it said. The plant comprises five supercritical units of 660 MW each and four units of 330 MW each.
So far, the company has commissioned the four 330 MW units and two of the super critical 660 MW turbines that it imported from China.
Supercritical technology is an environment friendly and energy efficient method of producing power from coal. India plans to gradually shift its focus to the cleaner technology for coal-fired power projects.
“The way projects are being implemented, we plan to achieve target of 20,000 MW installed capacity well before 2020,” Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani said.
The company is constructing power plants in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.