Largest, Most Reliable and Efficient Private Sector Energy Major
Tata Power, erstwhile known as Tata Electric, pioneered the generation of electricity in India nine decades ago. Today, it is the country's largest private power utility, established as a licensee in Mumbai and with ambitious expansion plans from being essentially Mumbai-centric to a major national player, not only in the fields of Power but also in Energy and Broadband Communication.
Tata Power is the one company with presence in all aspects of Power, be it Thermal, Hydro, Solar, Wind Energy, Transmission & Distribution.
Tata Electric's New Entity
Prior to 1st April 2000 the Tata Electric Companies comprised of the following three Companies:
- The Tata Hydro-Electric Power Supply Company Limited, established in 1910.
- The Andhra Valley Power Supply Company Limited, established in 1916.
- The Tata Power Company Limited, established in 1919.
|With effect from that day Andhra Valley and Tata Hydro merged into Tata Power to result in one large unified entity.
The Company also supplies power directly to such bulk consumers as Central and Western Railways, Mumbai Port, refineries, textile mills, fertilizer factories, BARC, Municipal Corporation water pumping plants and other major industries using continuous processes requiring uninterrupted power supply. The latest addition to the list is the commercial district at the Bandra-Kurla Complex and major commercial and residential complexes in the suburbs.
Network of Reliability
In power supply, grids ensure stability. Tata Power's power systems in Western India are interconnected with the Western Region Grid, including the State Electricity Boards of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Tarapur Nuclear Power Station.
Tata Power enjoys an unrivalled cost-advantage in electricity production which it has achieved by regularly upgrading technology to the state-of-the-art and a unique mix of hydro and thermal generating capacity. The Company happily shares this advantage with its customers, in terms of competitive tariffs, major beneficiaries being direct consumers as they pay the lowest tariffs in Mumbai.
The customer remains the king even in a democracy! The opening up of the regulated economy may have turned the spotlight on the consumer presently. But the consumer has always enjoyed this coveted status ever since the inception of the three Tata Electric Companies. The Company's dedicated Consumer Service Group, with its office at Technopolis Park, Andheri, is always at the service of the customers. It provides services for new connections and also extends technical assistance to consumers on energy conservation and other electrical support services to help minimise energy costs.
With its firm base in Mumbai, Tata Power has now aggressively ventured into new pastures in the country with the objective of becoming a major national player in the years to come.
Leader in Total Power Management
Tata Power, the pioneer today, also enjoys the privilege of being the leader:
- Licensed installed generation capacity of 1798 MW for Mumbai - Largest by any Licensee
- India’s largest power utility - Accounts for 52% of the total generating capacity of the private sector as a licensee
- Strong track record of prudent management and growth
- First ever Load Despatch Center in India to have gotten ISO Certification (11 August 2004)
Commitment to Environment Conservatio
Long before the present global ecological concern, Tata Power realised its moral and corporate responsibility towards environment protection. The Company has:
- Planted over 1 Crore saplings in the last 30 years
- Installed pollution-control equipment worth over Rs.100 crores at the
Trombay Thermal Power Plant
- Tata Power has actively participated in the building and maintaining of gardens and parks in the teeming Mumbai Metropolis.
- Tata Power actively supports pisciculture activities at their hydro stations by assisting in the breeding of fishes like the Mahsheer.