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14 May 2019 -National Tata Power Energising Lives in Cyclone Hit Odisha; Restoring Damaged Power Network
  • Sends a Team of Engineers & Technicians to help State Govt. in relief and rehabilitation work   in the worst affected Coastal Areas
  • Distributing 4000 solar lanterns to affected population for immediate relief

Nearly 10 million people in Odisha are grappling with the inconvenience of disruption in power supply in the aftermath of the Cyclone Fani which ravaged the state at a speed of 200 KMPH late last week. As per Govt. estimate, most of coastal Odisha, including the state capital Bhubaneswar have witnessed uprooting of 100,000 electricity poles, several substations and low transmission lines that have been completely damaged.

In such a scenario, Tata Power is contributing its bit towards bringing back lives on track in the state. Tata Power -DDL has sent a team comprising of 25 engineers & technicians from its regular Operations to assist the State Government in resurrecting the damaged power network.  Before leaving for Odisha, the Team has taken stock of the situation to understand the extent of the damage via reports from the Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Odisha State Administration.

Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO&MD, Tata Power said, “As an integral part of the Tata Group, we always endeavour to stand by the fellow Indians in need. After the global recognition to the country for successfully managing the cyclone, let us all join hands in resurrecting Odisha with our concentrated efforts. Our team of engineers and technicians along with equipment has already reached Odisha and is helping in faster restoration of power supplies”.

Mr. Sanjay Banga, CEO, Tata Power-DDL said, “The early restoration of power supply significantly contributes towards the faster relief and rehabilitation work. It not only restores public confidence but also sends a message that things are under control. We’re happy to give our contribution for a faster recovery of Odisha.”

Tata Power Solar has also distributed over 4000 solar lanterns to villagers in order to provide immediate relief. Tata Power’s team is being assisted by Tata Steel – Kalinganagar and JUSCO for the restoration of electrical lines. Air Vistara has also extended its full air travel and freight support for the team. Tata Trusts and Tata Projects Community Development Trust is helping by providing Drinking Water Supply to the affected areas. Tata Power has always been at the forefront in helping the people of country at the time of need. Tata Power has recently supported the Relief & Rehabilitation Work in Kerala in the aftermath of the devastating floods by dispatching 473 KM Length of cables to Kerala State Electricity Board for faster restoration of power supply. During the Uttarakhand tragedy too, Tata Power’s Engineers and Technicians jointly worked with the Uttaranchal Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) and helped them restore 33KV and 11KV lines at Uttarkashi & Ukhimath in Rudraprayag district and Joshimath & Narainbagar in Chamoli district in a record time. In June 2014 also, Tata Power-DDL, a joint venture of Tata Power and Govt. of Delhi, efficiently managed the power network crisis in Delhi by restoring the dilapidated network post the devastated storm which hit the city at a record speed.

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 10957 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 23% 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