Tata Power on Monday announced commercial operations of India's maiden 4,000 MW ultra mega power project (UMPP) at Mundra in Gujarat by commissioning the last 800 MW unit of the plant. This would mean that Delhi (and NCR), Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Punjab will start getting more power.
Coastal Gujarat Power (CGPL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV), formed to develop the project has commissioned the commercial operations of the fifth and the last 800 MW unit of the UMPP, the company said.
"This is the first of the UMPPs that heralds the entry of 800 MW supercritical boiler technology in India, which is environment-friendly and efficient," said Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Power.
CGPL has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with seven procurers (distribution licensees) from five states, including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab for the sale of contracted capacity.
"The technology used will help save fuel, provide the nation with competitive generation and cut down the greenhouse gas emissions significantly as compared to regular coal-fired power stations," he said.