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10 Feb 2020 -Ahmedabad and Mundra Tata Power Coastal Gujarat Private Limited awarded Environment Excellence Award by Indian Chamber of Commerce

The team of Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, recently won the Runner-Up Award for the ‘Environment Excellence Award 2019’ by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for their exemplary efforts in Environment Management.

The award was presented by Shri P.K Mishra, IAS Principal Secretary, Department of Environment, Govt of West Bengal to Dr.I.N. Rao and Mr. Tejas Khadse from CGPL’s environment team under the Large Enterprise Category at an event organised by ICC in Kolkata.

Around 30 organisations including NTPC, Vedanta Power, Reliance Power, ASCON Power, L&T etc. competed in this category. Post a thorough evaluation by members of Kolkata Pollution Control Board, Govt of West Bengal, ICC and the Central Pollution Control Board, CGPL was selected for the award.

By bestowing this award, ICC recognised various measures undertaken by CGPL not only for regulatory requirements, but also as a part of the management's commitment towards ensuring that the people and planet are adequately protected through effective environmental measures.

Expressing happiness on receiving the award, Mr.A.N.Ramesh, CEO, CGPL said: “We, at CGPL, have always been committed towards environment and resource conservation in our areas of operation. Through our interventions, we will continue to adopt innovative methods to reduce and prevent pollution and promote clean energy for a sustainable environment.”

Founded in 1925, Chambers of Commerce (ICC) is the leading and only National Chamber of Commerce having headquarter in Kolkata, and one of the most pro-active and forward-looking Chambers in the country today. Indian Chamber of Commerce was closely associated with the Indian Freedom Movement, as the first organized voice of indigenous Indian Industry.

About Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd:

Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power Ltd, has implemented the 4000 MW (800 x 5 units) UMPP near the port city of Mundra in the state of Gujarat in India. This UMPP is India's first 800 MW unit thermal power plant using supercritical technology and is arguably the most energy-efficient, coal-based thermal power plant in the country.  As per the bidding norms, the Project was designed to be run on imported coal. The Project is expected to benefit close to 16 million domestic consumers apart from supplying cost-competitive power to industry and agriculture.  The Project will supply power to five states namely Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra in Western India and to Haryana and Punjab in Northern India, which are currently facing a shortage of electricity. It will provide a competitive source of power and help meet these states' growing demand for electricity. Reliable power from the project will help improve the competitiveness of the manufacturing and services industries, which often rely on expensive standby diesel generation to meet their power needs. Competitively priced power will also improve access to electricity in rural and urban areas while reducing the subsidy burden on the state Governments.

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 10,763 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 30% 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