Tata’s Mundra project will supply power to 5 States
Tata Power’s 4,000 MW ultra-mega power project at Mundra in Gujarat, which generated 12,440 million units of electricity until March 31, is now targeting to provide over 26,000 million units to five States, the company said on Tuesday.
New jobs created
The environment-friendly plant, which uses supercritical technology, created 5,000 construction jobs and 700 operations-oriented jobs. Nearly 1.60 crore domestic consumers in five States benefited through the distribution system, according to a company statement here.
The company set the record of commissioning a total of 3,200 MW at a single location in one year with an average gap of 3.5 months between units, a benchmark in the world.
Tata Power through its wholly-owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd had developed the Mundra power project, which now caters to two per cent of India’s total power needs. The project is among the world’s largest greenfield thermal generation project, which is now expected to contribute more than 26,000 million kWh annually to the beneficiary States, namely Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Maharashtra, said Anil Sardana, Managing Director.
The project was completed in a record time of one year from the date of commissioning of the first 800 MW unit in March last year. The average gap between synchronisation of two units has been 3.5 months, which is better than the baseline schedule of four months and is much better than the five months provided in original PPA.