Tata Power enhances generation capacity by 9 per cent

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KOLKATA: Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power company, announced that its generation capacity increased by close to 9 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal against the previous corresponding period.

The company, together with all its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed generation capacity of 9432 MW (as of August, 2016) against 8669 MW in FY16.

The rise has been mainly due to commissioning of 44 MW Lahori wind farm project in Madhya Pradesh and Cennergi achieving commercial operations of both its 134 MW Amakhala Emoyeni and 95 MW Tsitsikamma Wind Farms.

The Company generates power from various fuel sources such as thermal (coal, gas and oil), hydroelectric power, renewable energy (wind and solar) and waste heat recovery, thereby, reinforcing its position as the largest integrated power company in India. It has significant presence in the clean energy space with a gross installed capacity of 1996 MW.

Overall in Q1 FY17, Tata Power continued its operations with Maithon Power station generating 1845 million units. Standalone generation for the quarter stood at 3163 million units. Trombay Thermal Power generated 1789 million units. Jojobera Thermal Power Station generated 698 million units and Haldia reported generation of 184 million units.

Industrial Energy reported generation of 546 million units and TPREL, the renewable energy arm of Tata Power, generated 144 million units in the first quarter that includes clean and green energy sources (Wind & Solar). Total consolidated generation stood at 11,122 MUs.

Commenting on this development, Anil Sardana, managing director, Tata Power, said, “Tata Power has special focus on the renewables. We are confident that in the next few years we will have greater contribution towards the Government and consumers’ vision of ‘Power for All’.”