Mumbai: Tata Power today became the first utility to announce the commercial operations of the country's maiden ultra mega power project (UMPP) at Mundra in Gujarat by commissioning the last unit of the 4,000 mw plant.
Coastal Gujarat Power (CGPL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed to develop the project, has commissioned commercial operations of the fifth and the last 800 mw unit of the UMPP, the company said in a statement.
"With this, the total power generation capacity of Tata Power currently stands at 8,500 mw," it said.
"This is the first of the UMPPs that heralds the entry of 800 mw supercritical boiler technology in India, which is environment-friendly and efficient," Tata Power Managing Director Anil Sardana said.
The project management and operational expertise employed in executing the power project ahead of schedule with predictable cost, quality and safety will now be continued in operating the plant in an effective and efficient manner, he said.
"The technology used and the choice of unit sizes will help save fuel, provide the nation with competitive generation and cut down the greenhouse gas emissions significantly as compared to regular coal-fired power stations," he said.
CGPL has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with seven procurers (distribution licensees) from five states, including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab for the sale of contracted capacity.
First Published: Monday, March 25, 2013, 19:15