Coal-fired Mundra project synchronizes fourth 800 MW unit

source:Tata Power
Tata Power's generation capacity reaches 7,699 MW with synchronization of the 800 MW Unit 4 at its coal-fired Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP).

Tata Power, India's largest integrated power utility, through its wholly owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), announced synchronization of the 800 MW Unit 4 at country's first coal-fired Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Mundra, Gujarat.

With this, the total power generation capacity of Tata Power stands at 7,699 MW, reinforcing its position as the largest integrated power company as well as private power producer in India. The Company had commissioned Unit 1 of Mundra UMPP in March 2012, Unit 2 in July 2012 and Unit 3 in October 2012. With synchronization of Unit 4, the thermal power generation capacity of Tata Power stands at 6,847 MW and the generation through clean sources such as hydro, wind and solar stands at 852 MW.

The 4000 MW Mundra UMPP is the first of the UMPPs that heralds the entry of 800 MW supercritical boiler technology in India, which is environment friendly and efficient. This technology and the choice of unit sizes helps save fuel for the project and cut down greenhouse gas emissions upto 15% as  compared to a sub-critical coal-fired power stations. In addition, the choice of coal significantly lowers sulphur emissions to virtually insignificant levels.

Speaking on this milestone, Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, said, "The synchronization of Unit 4 of Mundra UMPP is a significant milestone given the critical power shortage situation in the country. The Mundra power plant is one of the most efficient and environment friendly plant based on super critical technology. With this development, Tata Power's gross generation has touched 7,700 MW, once again reinforcing its position as the largest integrated power company in India. We eagerly await a viable solution by the Hon'ble CERC and look forward to an early resolution of this issue."

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