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Tata Power's 1050 MW Maithon Mega Power Project commissions its second unit of 525 MW
- Mumbai, Delhi, July 24, 2012

Tata Power, India's largest integrated power utility, today announced commissioning of its second unit of 525 MW (Unit 2) of its Maithon Mega Power Project in Dhanbad, Jharkhand under the requisite standard requirements. The first Unit of 525 MW (Unit 1) was commissioned in September 2011. The period between Unit 1 and 2, has been higher on account of delays in Coal logistic & coal tie up for both units.

Maithon Power Limited (MPL), the 74:26 Joint Venture between Tata Power and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has implemented 2 x 525 MW coal-fired power project power in Jharkhand. MPL is the first successful public-private partnership in green field generation project in the country.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power Limited, said, “We are happy to declare Commercial Operation for the second unit at Maithon Power Project. This project further reiterates successful public private partnership in power generation in the country. We are thankful to DVC, the Government of Jharkhand and other stakeholders for their support throughout the project.”

Speaking on this milestone, Mr. Bhaskar Sarkar, CEO, Maithon Power Limited, said, The commissioning of Maithon 525 MW Unit 2 is a significant milestone. We are happy to have completed the project inspite of huge challenges like availability and transportation of coal. I take this opportunity to thanks all the employees at Maithon, DVC team, all stakeholders, our community, business associates and partners who have contributed to this success.” 

Spread over a total land of 1200 acres, MPL has signed the Power Purchase Agreements and power evacuation arrangement has been put in place by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. In addition to supplying power to DVC, power from MPL will be exported to power deficit northern states of India.

MPL in line with Tata Power’s philosophy has also begun the journey of community development to address developmental needs of its neigbouring communities. The initiatives span the theme of education, income generation and livelihood, infrastructure and institution building.

Some of MPL’s noticeable efforts include ‘Education Excellence Program’ which has led to overall improvement in quality of education in 262 villages, reaching out to around 13600 students, “Focused livelihood intervention” which helped around 400 farmers to adopt improved agriculture practices, and Self Help Group initiative providing support to 88 tribal women by initiating bamboo based enterprises, and infrastructures pertaining to water conservation and availability, where around 23 ponds were renovated along with constructions of many other water bodies.

About Maithon Power Project:
Maithon Power Limited (MPL), a 74:26 joint venture between The Tata Power Company Limited (Tata Power) and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) being set up in Dhanbad District of Jharkhand State. Maithon Power Project is a Mega Power Plant of 1050 MW, green field coal based generation project located at Maithon in the state of Jharkhand. The site is about 250 km from Jamshedpur & Ranchi and 25km from Asansol. In addition to supplying power to DVC, power from the Maithon Project is to be exported to power deficit northern states.

About Tata Power:
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a significant international presence. The Company has an installed generation capacity of 6099 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 partnerships 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 and is developing 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 South Africa, Botswana and Namibia; 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. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com

For further information, please contact:

Shalini Singh
Chief, Corporate Communications
The Tata Power Company Limited
Phone: 6665 8748
Email: shalinis@tatapower.com


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Email: devraj.uchil@edelman.com / lennon.dsouza@edelman.com


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