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Tata Power synchronizes Unit 1 of 2 X45 MW IPP Haldia Project in West Bengal April 7, 2008

The Tata Power Company Limited, India’s largest private power utility today announced that it’s Unit 1 of 2 x 45 MW Phase of Haldia Project was synchronized with grid at 1015 hrs on 2nd April 2008. The second unit is scheduled for commissioning later this year.

The Company had acquired the 2 X 45 MW IPP power plant from Hooghly Met Coke & Power Company Limited (HMC), a 98% subsidiary of Tata Steel Limited. The plant will utilize coke oven gases to generate power, a part of which will be sold under a PPA to the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited and the remaining traded through Tata Power Trading Company Limited.

The Company will also set up an additional 30 MW plant to meet the power requirements of Hooghly Met coke’s operating plants moving forward.

About Tata Power

Tata Power is India's largest private sector power utility with an installed generation capacity of over 2300 MW and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. The Company has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution - “North Delhi Power 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 has recently acquired 30% stake in Coal Companies at Indonesia and is developing the first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. With its track record of technology leadership, customer care and redefining contours of the Indian power sector, Tata Power is poised for a five-fold growth and committed to ‘lighting up lives’ for generations to come.

Shalini Singh

Chief, Corporate Communications
The Tata Power Company Ltd.,
Phone: 022-6665 8748
E-mail: shalinis@tatapower.com

Rakesh Reddy / Soumyashree Saha

Vaishnavi Corporate Communications
Phone: 022-6656 8787
Email: rakesh@vccpl.com / ssaha@vccpl.com


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