Tata Power crosses 5000 MW capacity mark

19 Mar 2012


Tata Power today said it had successfully synchronised its second unit of 525 MW (unit 2) of its Maithon mega power project in Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

The first unit of 525 MW (unit 1) was commissioned in September 2011.

With this, Tata Power's gross generation capacity has touched  5297 MW making it the largest private sector power generating company as well. It is also one of the largest renewable power firms in the country with significant capacity in wind and solar. 

Maithon Power Limited (MPL), the 74:26 joint venture between Tata Power and Damodar Valley Corporation is implementing a 1050 MW (2 x 525 MW) coal-fired power project power in Jharkhand.

It is a green field coal-based generation project and the first successful public-private partnership in green field generation project in the country.

MPL said it has firmed up fuel supplies from Coal India Limited and its subsidiaries. Bharat Coking Coal Limited and Central Coal Fields Limited are committed to supplying coal to the project.

The current generation mix of the Company is as follows:

Thermal:  4447 MW

Non-GHS clean power:  850 MW

Total: 5297 MW

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