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08 Oct 2018 -National Tata Power bags two awards at the '7th ACEF Asian Leadership Awards'

~Recognises company’s work in the areas of Environmental conservation and Public sanitation~

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility won two awards at the ‘7th ACEF Asian Leadership Awards’ for its impactful work in the areas of Environmental conservation and Public sanitation. The company won the Gold and Silver for its work in the conservation of Mahseer fish  under the ‘Best Sustainable Green Initiative’ and its campaign to end open defecation in Jamshedpur under the ‘Best Corporate Community Partnership’ sub-categories respectively.

Over the last four decades, Tata Power is renowned for having successfully bred the Mahseer fish in captivity by working closely with Government agencies and fisheries institutes for responsible re-introductions of the species in the wild. The breeding facility at Walwhan, Lonavala, maintained by the company is open to scientists and students for research and training purposes, thereby, helping build capacities in this specialized field.  Tata Power’s Mahseer Conservation Program has served as an important vehicle for improving the livelihood of local community, particularly women who are seeking a sustainable source of income outside mainstream vocations in the region.

The local community in Jojobera, near Jamshedpur, where the company operates a 550 MW thermal power plant was provided with 8,486 toilets and repaired around 1,200 toilets in the region benefitting nearly 45,000 people directly. Tata Power’s initiative to make Jojobera open defecation free (ODF) can be attributed to the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) initiative which includes skilling masons, ensuring social inclusion by making members of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) major beneficiaries, using fly ash bricks in building toilets, creating new youth entrepreneurs from the SC/ST communities by providing brick making machines and pushing for greater participation of school girls to reverse earlier trends of high drop-outs due to sanitary and safety challenges. 

Thanking the jury members for recognizing Tata Power’s efforts, Mr Praveer Sinha, Managing Director & CEO, Tata Power said, “We would like to thank the ACEF Asian Leadership Awards for recognising our initiatives and motivating us to undertake more such activities for our grassroots level workers who have dedicated their lives for improving the quality of life of the community they live in.”

Founded in 2012-13, the ACEF program is organized by a team of professionals from India, Sri Lanka and UAE and is guided by the Advisory Members from Branding, Marketing and Creative Agencies based in India, US, Australia, Singapore, UAE and Sri Lanka. Its programs are focused on Customer Engagement Activities, Branding, Marketing, CSR, Rural Marketing, Properties (Hospitality & Real Estate), HR and are planned for India, Sri Lanka, GCC Continent and Asia Pacific Regions. The award recognises impactful work by businesses in the area of social change through community engagement and is decided by an 11 member jury.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed capacity of 10857 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain: Generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy; transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 22% of the company's portfolio, Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company's view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, microgrids and home automation & smart meters.

It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India namely: ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; 'Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.' with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.

With growing international focus, Tata Power's global presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC); 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk (BSSR); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through a 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro project; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project; in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan.

With its 103 years track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com