Tata Power’s 4000 MW Mundra project in full stream

25 Mar 2013


Tata Power has commissioned the fifth and final 800 MW unit of the 4000 MW power plant at Mundra, Gujarat, making the ultra mega power project fully functional.

The project developed through its wholly owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd, the Mundra UMPP is also the country's first greenest coal-based plant.

''The total power generation capacity of Tata Power currently stands at 8500 MW, reinforcing its position as the largest integrated power company in India,'' the company said in a release.

The Mundra UMPP has been completed in a record time of one year from the date of commissioning of the first 800-MW unit in March 2012.

The average gap taken between synchronisation of two units has been 3.5 months against the scheduled baseline of four months and far lower than the five months provided in the original power purchase agreement, Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Power, said.

''The project completion within record time of one year from the commissioning of the first unit reinforces Tata Power's commitment to bridge the energy demand supply gap in India and reinforces our group's commitment of `A Promise is a Promise','' Sardana added.
According to the company, the technology used for the 4000 MW Mundra UMPP and the choice of unit sizes 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.

Mundra UMPP is the first of UMPPs in India that heralds the entry of 800-MW supercritical boiler technology in India, which is efficient and environment-friendly.

CGPL, meanwhile, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with seven procurers (distribution licensees) from five states, ie, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab, for the sale of contracted capacity.

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