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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 8613 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. Recently, Tata Power has been selected to work as a Distribution Franchisee (DF) in Jamshedpur Circle of Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB).

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:

  • First to bring UMPP in India (at Mundra, Gujarat) based on super- critical technology and unit size of 800 MW each.

  • First 150 MW thermal unit in the country · First 500 MW thermal unit in the country.

  • First to Commission Gas Insulated Switchgear 220 KV and 110 KV.

  • 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 Cable Transmission Network. Flue Gas De-sulphurisation Plant using sea water.

  • First 275 meter tall chimney for Unit No. 6. 500 MW power plant.

  • First Operational Pumped Storage Unit in the country of 150 MW capacity.

  • First to install Fly Ash Aggregate Plant to convert waste product (fly ash) into a useful building material.

  • Training Simulators for 150 MW, 500 MW Thermal Power Plants and High Voltage Switchyard Operations.

  • First to introduce SCADA and Fibre Optic Ground Wire Communication.

  • Tata Power's Load Despatch Center is the First ever Load Despatch Center in India to have
    gotten ISO Certification (11 August 2004).

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

236 MW Dugar Hydro Project: The Tata Power - SN Power consortium won the bid for 236 MW Dugar Hydro Power Project in Himachal Pradesh. The run of the river "Dugar Hydro Electric Project" will primarily feed the Northern grid. Currently, the project is being optimized for 380 MW.

1600 MW Coastal Maharashtra Project: All statutory clearances required to start the project implementation are in place. Land acquisition is in progress. The Company also signed an Agreement with Maharashtra State Government for the Relief & Rehabilitation (R&R) package for the farmers in the Dehrand / Shahpur villages. Economic options for coal sourcing and logistics are under evaluation.

1980 MW Tiruldih Power Project, Jharkhand: The process of land acquisition for the project is in progress. In-principle clearance has been received from Railways for transportation of coal from Tubed Coal Block. Tubed Coal Block has been jointly allotted to Tata Power and Hindalco in Jharkhand.

660 MW Naraj Marthapur, Orissa: The major clearances for the project have been obtained. Land acquisition is in progress. The Company has been allotted the Mandakini coal block located in the Angul district of Orissa, along with Monnet Ispat and Energy Limited, and Jindal Photo Limited, which will feed coal to the plant.

Kalinganagar, Orissa 3X67.5 MW (Gas based) +3X150 MW (Coal+gas based): The project is being executed through Industrial Energy Limited, a JV of the Company with Tata Steel Limited in the eastern part of Orissa.

126 MW Dagachhu Hydro Project: Tata Power has a JV with Druk Green Power Company (a Royal Government of Bhutan Company) through which it is implementing a 126 MW Dagachhu Hydro Project.

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 Sorik Marapi project is estimated to suppor t the development of approximately 240 MW of geothermal generation capacity and is currently under development.

Distribution Franchisee in Jamshedpur: Tata Power has been selected to work as a Distribution Franchisee (DF) in Jamshedpur Circle of Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB). The operations are expected to begin by mid 2013.

Leading Renewable player

Harnessing Hydro Power: The Company has an installed hydro capacity of 447 MW in Maharashtra. Tata Power and Norway-based SN Power entered into an exclusive partnership to develop hydro power projects in India and Nepal. The consortium is developing the "236 MW Dugar Hydro Electric Project" in Chenab Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India. Tata Power through a JV with the Royal Government of Bhutan is implementing the 126 MW Dagachhu Hydro Project. The Company is prospecting further opportunities to bid and acquire hydro projects.

Harnessing Solar Energy: Tata Power has a strong portfolio of 50+ MW of solar generation capacity. It commissioned its solar power project of 25 MW in Mithapur, Gujarat in January 2012 and a 29 MW solar powered project in Pallaswadi, 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 and the power generated by these solar panels is expected to take the lighting load of the entire building.

Innovations: Floating Solar Plant: The Company has partnered with the Australian company, Sunengy Pty. Ltd. to build the first floating solar plant in India.

Harnessing Wind Energy: Tata Power has an installed capacity of 461 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. Another 180 MW of wind projects are under construction in the states of Rajasthan (Dalot 100.5) and Maharashtra (Pethshivpur 49.5, Visapur 32 MW).

Exploring Geothermal Power : 240 MW Sorik Marapi Geothermal Project: A consortium led by Tata Power (47.5%) along with Origin Energy Ltd., Australia (47.5%) and PT Supraco, Indonesia (5%) won the Sorik Marapi geothermal project in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The Sorik Marapi project is estimated to support the development of approximately 240 MW of geothermal generation capacity The project currently is in exploration development phase.

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: A 250kW system using rice husk will be installed at the Tata hydro power plant near Karjat. If successful, this technology can be taken to hundreds of villages.

  • Concentrated photovoltaic (C-PV): A 13.5kW pilot unit is being developed in which sunrays are concentrated on PV cells and the assembly floats on Walwhan lake (Maharashtra) in order to cool the cells. If successful, this technology can be scaled up across all the lakes that provide hydro power to Tata plants in West Maharashtra and thus generate about 1,000 MW.

  • 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.

  • High altitude wind: Tata Power will test a 35kW turbine mounted on a blimp that will float 333m above the ground to catch winds that are more intense and sustained at that altitude.

  • Micro wind turbine: The company will test a 2kW wind turbine that can be mounted on roof tops and provide power to homes

OTHER BUSINESSES:

Tata Power Trading Company Limited (TPTCL), a wholly owned subsidiary, is the first company to have been awarded a power trading licence by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission enabling it to carry out transactions all over India.

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 sales is achieved from exports to Europe and USA.

 

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