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Tata Power - Redefining the Power Sector of India
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TATA POWER: Lighting up Lives!

Tata Power is India's largest integrated power company with a significant international presence. The Company has an installed generation capacity of 8669 MW in India and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partner ships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely "Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited" with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. It is one of the largest renewable energy players in India has developed country's first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.

Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through 30% stake in coal mines and a geothermal project; in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitise coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi' to develop projects in 16 different countries in Africa; in Australia through investments in enhanced geothermal and clean coal technologies and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come.

Apart from being pioneers in Power production in the private sector, Tata Power has many firsts to its credit:

  • Commissioned first 126MW cross-border Hydro Power Project at Dagachhu in Bhutan in March 2015
  • Commissioned India’s first 4000MW Ultra Mega Power Project in Mundra (Gujarat) based on super- critical technology and unit size of 800 MW each
  • Commissioned the first 150 MW thermal unit in the country
  • Commissioned the first 500 MW thermal unit in the country
  • Touch screen-based Distributed Digital Control and Energy Management Systems
  • Computerised Grid Control and Energy Management Systems
  • 220 kV Transmission Lines in Four-Circuit Towers
  • 220 kV Underground Cable Transmission Network
  • Flue Gas De-sulphurisation Plant using sea water
  • Operators Training Simulators for 150MW, 500MW
  • Thermal Power Plants and Switchyard Operations
  • Fly-ash Aggregate plant of 200,000 tonne per year to convert fly-ash into useful building material
  • 150 MW Reversible Hydro Pumped Storage Unit



  • Thermal Power Stations at Trombay, Jojobera, Haldia, Jamshedpur, Maithon and Mundra
  • Hydro Stations in Khopoli, Bhira, Bhivpuri
  • Wind Farms across the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Rajasthan
  • Solar Power Projects in Gujarat and Maharashtra


  • Indonesia - Coal reserves and developing a geothermal project
  • South Africa – Exploring Growth Opportunities
  • Singapore – Coal Supply, shipping and trading
  • Australia – Developing cutting edge technology
  • Bhutan – Hydro Presence
  • 400 MW Georgia Hydro Project
  • Long Phu 2 Power Project, Vietnam


Harnessing Hydro Power: The Company has an installed hydro capacity of 573 MW. Tata Power and Norway-based SN Power entered into an exclusive partnership to develop hydro power projects in India and Nepal. The consortium bagged the "240 MW Dugar Hydro Electric Project" in Chenab Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India. The Company has a JV with the Royal Government of Bhutan under which it has commissioned a 126 MW Dagachhu Hydro Project with Druk Green Power Company in March 2015. Tata Power, through its subsidiary Tata Power International Pte Ltd, has signed an agreement with Clean Energy AS (Clean Energy) and IFC InfraVentures (IFC) for developing hydro projects of an aggregate capacity of 400 MW in Georgia. The Company is also looking at other opportunities to bid in the near future.

Harnessing Solar Energy: Tata Power has a strong portfolio of 60 MW of solar generation capacity. It commissioned its solar power project of 25 MW in Mithapur, Gujarat in January 2012 and a 28.8 MW solar power project in Palaswadi, Maharashtra in May 2014. It has also executed a 3 MW solar photo-voltaic plant at Mulshi, one of the largest grid-connected solar projects in the State of Maharashtra. The Company had set up its first solar power plant of 110 kW, way back in 1996 at Walwhan in Lonavla. A 60.48 kWp solar power plant has been installed on the rooftop of one of the Company’s offices in Mumbai. The power generated by these solar panels is expected to take the lighting load of the entire building.

Innovations: Floating Concentrated Solar PV Plant: The Company has partnered with the Australian company, Sunengy Pty. Ltd. to build the first floating concentrated solar PV plant in India. In October 2014, Tata Power designed and commissioned its own 3.36 kW solar PV plant and on 2nd April 2015, commissioned 30.6 kW solar PV plant. Further commercialisation of the product is in progress.

Harnessing Wind Energy: Tata Power has an installed capacity of 511 MW and plants spread across five states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Rajasthan the leading states in promoting wind power generation in India. Cennergi is a Joint Venture (JV) between Tata Power and Exxaro Resources, a South Africa-based diversified resources company. Based in South Africa, Cennergi will focus on the investigation of electricity generation projects in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. The initial project pipeline focuses on renewable energy projects in South Africa and Cennergi’s strategy is to create a balanced portfolio of generation assets. Cennergi Pty. Ltd. the Company’s JV in South Africa, Cennergi (Proprietary) Limited, achieved financial closure of 134.4 MW Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm and 95.17 MW Tsitsikamma. Community Wind Farm in May 2013 and June 2013 respectively. The construction of both projects is progressing on schedule.

Exploring Geothermal Power : 240 MW Sorik Marapi Geothermal Project: A consortium led by Tata Power along with Origin Energy Ltd., Australia and PT Supraco, Indonesia won the Sorik Marapi geothermal project in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The project is in the exploration phase. SMGP executed Power Purchase Agreement with PT.PLN (Indonesia State Power Off-taker) on 29th August 2014. Key contracts for drilling and related infrastructure support has been awarded.

Waste Gas Generation: Tata Power has set up various plants at Haldia and in Jamshedpur (Power 6) based on the blast furnace and coke oven gases which are waste gases from steel making process which help in reducing greenhouse gas emission significantly. It's looking at other similar projects with Tata Steel.

Focus on Clean technologies: Tata Power is experimenting with span of unique pilot projects across energy sources:

  • Biomass gasification: An 8 to 14 kW biomass producer gas based generation system has been developed with the help of Tata Motors and IISc. A pilot plant is being commissioned at Walwhan. The gasifier for the same has been designed in-house and is under fabrication
  • Concentrated photovoltaic (C-PV): A 13.5kW pilot unit was developed in which sunrays are concentrated on PV cells and the assembly floats on Walwhan lake (Maharashtra) in order to cool the cells. The pilot project is currently under evaluation
  • Solar powered telecom towers: More than 600,000 telecom towers in India use diesel generator sets to provide power to their antennas. Tata Power Solar Solutions Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Tata Power is providing solar PV panels that can replace the gensets on 25 such installations. This technology can be upgraded to augment power to local grids. Tata Power has successfully demonstrated similar generation solution, using thin film technology which overcomes the effect of shadows from the tower


Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL): Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited [TPDDL] is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi with the majority stake being held by Tata Power (51%). TPDDL distributes electricity in North & North West parts of Delhi and serves a populace of 6 million. The company started operations on July 1, 2002 post the unbundling of the erstwhile Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB). With a registered consumer base of 1.44 million and a peak load of around 1704 MW, the company's operations span across an area of 510 sq kms.

Tata Power Trading Company Limited (TPTCL): TPTCL is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Tata Power Company Limited. Tata Power Trading has been at the forefront in shaping India's vibrant power trading market. With access to Technical, Managerial and Financial resources of its parent company, it is uniquely equipped to provide an unmatched range of services, customer care and complete payment security for its customers, at the most competitive rates. As an extremely well knit organization, it has domain expertise in all the segments of Power Trading whether it be Marketing, Commercial or Operations, supported ably by the Finance, Legal and Administrative functions.

The Strategic Engineering Division (SED): It has been in operation for over 30 years and has been pursuing development and production activities for the Indian defence sector. Over 90% of the company’s strategic electronic efforts are executed for the defence sector. The division has long-standing relationships with the Armed Forces and DRDO. The Division has developed specialised equipment for Air Defence and Naval Combat Systems. It is also developing a program to modernize the Airfield Infrastructure for the Indian Air Force.

Tata Power Solar: It is a 100% subsidiary of Tata Power and is a market leader in Solar Photovoltaic technology in India. Nearly 75% of its sales are achieved fromexports to Europe and USA. 

The Company is on a multi-fold growth path. Here's a quick look at the projects that are under implementation:



Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL): Two wind projects of 154 MW are under construction in Gujarat and Rajasthan, of which 18 MW is already commissioned.

Industrial Energy Limited (IEL): The 202.5 MW Kalinganagar project is being executed through IEL, a JV of the Company (74%) with Tata Steel Limited (26%) for its steel plant in Kalinganagar, Odisha. The project is in advanced stages of execution.


Cennergi, South Africa: The Company’s JV in South Africa, Cennergi (Proprietary) Limited, achieved financial closure of 134.4 MW Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm and95.17 MW Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm in May 2013 and June 2013 respectively. The construction of both projects is progressing on schedule.

Adjaristsqali Hydro Project, Georgia: The construction of 187 MW Shuakhevi Hydro Project in Georgia has commenced with all major contracts having been awarded. The Company achieved the financial closure for Shuakhevi Hydro Project on 19th March, 2015.

Itezhi Tezhi Hydro Power Project: The Company has acquired the 50% shares held by Tata Africa Holdings (SA) (Pty) Limited (Tata Africa) in Itezhi Tezhi Power Corporation Limited during the year, which is implementing the 120 MW Itezhi Tezhi Hydro Project in Zambia. The balance 50% is held by Zambia Electricity Supply Company Limited, the national power utility of Zambia.



1600 MW Coastal Maharashtra, Dehrand: During the year, the Company has successfully completed acquisition and possession of private land for the project. All statutory approvals required to start the project are in place. Clearance by Government of Maharashtra for transfer of Government land to Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation for Tata Power is in final stages.

380 MW Dugar Hydroelectric JV Project: The site investigations and development of the Detailed Project Report are under progress through its SPV, Dugar Hydro Power Ltd.

1980 MW Tiruldih Power Project: The Company has acquired around 40% of the required land. Water allocation for the project has been obtained. Environment Clearance (EC) is being discussed at level of EAC (Expert Appraisal Committee) in MoEF. Post deallocation of Tubed coal block, further action on EC is contingent on obtaining a firm coal linkage for the project.

Odisha Projects: Naraj Marthapur was originally envisaged as an end use plant for Mandakini coal block. Due to the proximity to the wild life sanctuary, the Company is exploring all options including an alternate site for location of the thermal power project and associated coal linkage.

Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited: The Company is developing over 200 MW of wind power projects in India. It has acquired land in the state of Gujarat and in Rajasthan for future solar based projects.

Ideal Energy Projects Limited (IEPL): The Company signed a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Ideal Energy Projects Ltd. (IEPL), promoted by IRB group, for acquisition of 100% of shares in the 270 MW power project located near Nagpur, Maharashtra. Currently, both sides are working towards completing the Conditions Precedent to the transaction.


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