Reliance Power Limited
Head Quarter–Navi Mumbai, India
Founder & Chairman–Anil Ambani
Parent- Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
The company was incorporated in January 1995 as Bawana Power Private Limited and changed its name to Reliance Delhi Power Private Limited in February 1995. Later, it changed its name to Reliance EGen Private Limited in January 2004, to Reliance Energy Generation Limited in March 2004, and to Reliance Power Limited in July 2007.
Reliance Power Limited, a part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, was established to develop, construct and operate power projects in the domestic and international markets. Reliance Energy Limited, an Indian private sector power utility company along with the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group promotes Reliance Power. It ranks among India ‘s top listed private companies on all major financial parameters,including assets,sales,profits and market capitalization.
A constituent of the Reliance -Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group,Reliance Energy is India ‘s foremost private sector utility with aggregate estimated revenues of Rs 9,500 crore (US$2.1 billion)and total assets of Rs 10,700 crore (US$2.4 billion). Reliance Energy distributes more than 21 billion units of electricity to over 25 million consumers in Mumbai, Delhi, Orissa and Goa, across an area that spans 1,24,300 sq.kms. It generates 941 MW of electricity, through its power stations located in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Goa.
Reliance Energy is currently pursuing several gas,coal,wind and hydro-based power generation projects in Maharashtra,Uttar Pradesh,Arunachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal with aggregate capacity of over 12,500 MW.These projects are at various stages of development.
Initial public offering and controversies
Reliance Energy is vigorously participating in emerging opportunities in the areas of trading and transmission of power.It is also engaged in a portfolio of services in the power sector in Engineering,Procurement and Construction (EPC)through a network of regional offices in India.
On January 15, 2008, the company attracted $27.5 billion of bids on the first day of its initial public offering (IPO), equivalent to 10.5 times the stock on offer, thereby, creating India’s IPO record. The upper cut off price for the bid was Rs. 450 The proposed IPO was to fund the development of its six power projects across the country whose completion dates are scheduled from December 2009 to March 2014.
A media report suggested that, if the company’s stock price were to cross Rs. 650-700, Anil Ambani would go past L. N. Mittal to become the richest Indian. “It is a reflection of world community in the future of India… Investors seem to be confident in the future of Indian economy,” Indian Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram told the media about the IPO.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India, which is an organization that regulates the activity in the Indian stock market, placed some restrictions based on a complaint about the formulation of the IPO.The complaint also resulted in a public interest litigation being filed against the company. However, the Supreme Court of India passed a ruling that the IPO would go ahead even if any order is passed by any Indian court against the venture.
Reliance Power debuted on the stock markets on February 11, 2008. However, the markets were still reeling after the January 2008 stock market volatility, and concerns over speculation that the issue was overpriced sent the stock plummeting soon after its listing. At the end of the day, the stock traded at a value that was 17 per cent lower than its issue price of Rs. 450 . Investors who were betting on the stock reaching 1.5 or even twice its issue price lost a fortune in the process. On February 25, in an effort to mitigate investor losses, Reliance Power decided to issue 3 bonus shares for every 5 shares held
The business operations of Reliance Energy can be categorized into the following types:
- Electricity Generation
- Electricity Transmission
- Electricity Distribution
- EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Division) and Contracts
Subsidiary & Associate Companies of Reliance Power:
- BSES Kerala Power Ltd.
- BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd.
- BSES Yamuna Power Ltd.
- Reliance Energy Trading Ltd.
- Reliance Energy Transmission Ltd.
- Utility Powertech Ltd.
- North Eastern electricity Supply Company of Orissa Ltd.( NESCO)
- Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa Ltd. ( WESCO)
- Southern Electricity Supply Company of Orissa Ltd. ( SOUTHCO)
As the integrated power utility REL has setup; a full fledged, Generation division having proven expertise in designing, engineering, erection, installation, commissioning, operations and maintenance of power projects.
The division implements project plans for in house power projects and supports ventures undertaken by other affiliate companies.
The division is fully integrated and has in house capabilities to address every aspect of power projects including:
The division also provides engineering consultancy to external agencies and projects.
The 941 MW Generation capacity of the Division comes from five projects:
- Dahanu TPS – the 2×250 MW multi fuel based thermal power station at Dahanu near Mumbai.
- 8 MW Wind Farm Project at Jogimatti in the district of Chitradurga in Karnataka.
- BSES Kerala Limited: The 165 MW combined cycle power station at Kochi, Kerala.
- BSES Andhra Power Limited: The 220 MW combined cycle power plant at Samalkot in Andhra Pradesh.
- Goa Power Station : The 48 MW naptha based combined cycle power plant at Goa.
The Transmission Department is an intermediary between Generation & Distribution and is responsible for transmission of power at 220 kV from DTPS to the Company’s area of supply in Mumbai Suburbs. It is operating three modern 220/33 kV receiving stations at Versova, Aarey and Ghodbunder.
There are two 220kV Lines also connected to Tata Borivili at Aarey R/S from where extra power flows as and when required.
Transmission Lines Details
|The Details of Reliance Energy Ltd. 220 kV Lines are as below:|
|Length in ckt kms.|
|1. Dahanu – Versova||Line No-1||121.99|
|2. Dahanu – Versova||Line No-2||106.11|
|3. Dahanu – Ghodbunder||Line No-1||84.61|
|4. Dahanu – Ghodbunder||Line No-2||84.61|
|5. Ghodbunder – Versova||Line No-1||20.65|
|6. Ghodbunder – Versova||Line No-2||20.65|
|7. Versova – Aarey||Line No-1||08.98|
|8. Versova – Aarey||Line No-2||08.98|
|9. Aarey – Tata Borivali||Line No-1||11.95|
|10. Aarey – Tata Borivali||Line No-2||11.97|
|Total number of transmission towers – 805 towers|
The total route length of the 220 kV Network system is 480.50 Kms.
Optical fibres (OPGW) are installed on the transmission line network for high speed data communication.
The end section of interconnection with TPC Borivali is with 220kV UG Cables 1200 sq.mm. with current carrying capacity 750Amps.
M/S Reliance Energy Limited has several Multi Circuit towers and Narrow base towers in its transmission line network to save the Right Of Way where ever needed in addition to the conventional towers.
Receiving Station Details
Details of 220kV Receiving Stations
- Aarey Receiving station:
- The Aarey Receiving station is located at Aarey Milk Colony, Dinkarrao Desai Road, Goregaon (East).
- There are 4 Nos 220/33kV, 100 MVA Transformers in the Station to distribute the power at 33kV level. There are 27 Nos. 33/11kV 20MVA transformers connected to various 33kV feeders. These 33kV feeders supplies power to the following areas.
- Vile Parle
- Local area near the station
- Vikhroli Click here for more photos
- Meghawadi / Mafco
- Versova Receiving station:
- The Versova Receiving station is situated on the reclaimed and developed land at Versova creek, west of Andheri Railway Station in Shri Swami Samarth Nagar Area.
- There are 4 Nos 220/33kV, 100 MVA Transformers in the Station to distribute the power at 33kV level. There are 22 Nos. 33/11kV 20MVA transformers connected to various 33kV feeders. These 33kV feeders supplies power to the following areas.
- Juhu North
- Local area near the station
- Dindoshi / Poisar
- Ghodbunder Receiving Station:
- The Ghodbunder Receiving station is situated on the reclaimed and developed land at Ghodbunder village, west of Western Express Highway..
- There are 3 Nos 220/33kV, 100 MVA Transformers in the Station to distribute the power at 33kV level. There are 15 Nos. 33/11kV 20MVA transformers connected to various 33kV feeders. These 33kV feeders supplies power to the following areas.
- Mira Road
- Gorai / Kandivili Indl. Estate
- Local area near the station
- Devidas Lane
- Bhayender (W)
Distribution is the key to efficient and reliable power supply.
Seven decades of experience and continuous investment in modernizing its distribution infrastructure have helped the company achieve the enviable distinction of operating its network with 99.93% reliability!
The efforts made towards achieving higher levels of efficiency have reduced distribution losses to 12.01% – The lowest in the country!
Today the company caters to 5 million satisfied customers!
Reliance Energy Limited’s Mumbai operations cover a population of 9.0 million within an area of about 384 sq. kilometers. The Distribution network handled and sold 6881 MUs in the year 2005-2006.
Reliance Energy Limited continually upgrades its distribution network. This is accomplished through a process of decentralized operation in supply management to maintain very high on-line reliability
- Supply Network-ncorporated in 1929 as the Bombay Suburban Electric Supply Limited, the Company’s initial task was to distribute electricity in the suburbs of Mumbai. From about 1000 consumers in 1929, to over 2 million consumers with an annual consumption of 6 billion units, REL’s Supply network covers a population of 9.0 million and an area of about 384 sq. kilometers within the city of Mumbai.Reliance Energy Ltd. has established 4002 distribution sub-stations, 3114 km of high tension (HT), 3116 kms of low tension (LT) cable and 2538 kms of streetlight cable. The company has an installed distribution transformer capacity of about 2874 MVA. During the last five years (2001-2006) the installed capacity of power transformers has increased from 1632 MVA to 2022 MVA. The present maximum demand for the area is around 1331 MVA. The ratio of installed capacity to maximum demand is 1.52. The ratio of distribution transformer capacity to the maximum demand has gone up from 1.96 to 2.16.Reliance Energy Ltd’s continual efforts to achieve higher levels of efficiency have resulted in a reduction in the distribution losses to 12.01%, which is among the lowest in the country.
- Supply Area Map
- Supply System Data
Supply Area 384 sq. kms. No. of Consumers 24.95 lakhs Population covered Above 99 lakhs Maximum Demand 1331 MVA Power Transformer Installed Capacity 2022 MVA No. of Distribution sub-stations 4002 Distribution Transformer Installed Capacity 2874 MVA Power Factor (Average) 0.97 33 kV Capacitors 192.50 MVAR 11 kV Capacitors 452 MVAR HT Mains 3114 kms LT Mains 3116 kms System Loss 12.01% Street Light Poles 72804 Units sold in the year “2005-2006” 6881 MUs No Supply Complaint Attending Centers 37
- SCADA-Reliance Energy Limited has installed a state of the art Integrated Control system called the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) for its Transmission and Distribution network. REL has laid down 200 kms of 24 F ADSS Optical Fiber Cable in the licensed area connecting 54, 33/22/11 KV receiving stations and 3 Nos of 220 kV bulk receiving stations. These are used as communication media for the Transmission and Distribution system. The newly commissioned integrated SCADA contains enhanced version for better control and monitoring of Generation, Transmission and Distribution system.
- Sub Stations–
EPC Division (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Division)
The EPC division of REL was set up in 1966 and was undertaking engineering, procurement and construction contracts on a turnkey basis and other value added services for major public and private sector projects both in India and Abroad. The Division has 10 regional offices in major cities of India and Overseas offices in Dubai, Nepal and Bhutan. The Division has to-date undertaken the total engineering, supply of electrical and mechanical equipment, installation and commissioning services and civil works for the following range of projects