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About Tata Power.
Tata Power is India's largest integrated power company with a significant international presence. The company has an installed generation capacity of 10,496 MW in India and a presence in all segments of the power sector - fuel and logistics, generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), transmission, distribution and trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission and distribution in India, namely Tata Power Delhi Distribution with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, Powerlinks Transmission with Power Grid Corporation of India for evacuation of power from Tala Hydro Plant in Bhutan to Delhi, and Maithon Power with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1,050 MW mega power project at Jharkhand. It is one of the largest renewable energy players in India and has developed the country’s first 4,000 MW ultra mega power project at Mundra in Gujarat based on super-critical technology.
Areas of business
Harnessing hydro power: The company has an installed hydro capacity of 693MW in Maharashtra, India. Tata Power and Norway-based SN Power entered into an exclusive partnership to develop hydro power projects in India and Nepal. The consortium is developing the 236MW Dugar Hydro Electric Project in Chenab Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India. Tata Power, through a JV with the Royal Government of Bhutan has implemented the 126MW Dagachhu Hydro Project. The company is prospecting further opportunities to bid for and acquire hydro projects. The company has also commissioned two units of 60 MW each of its 120 MW Itezhi Tezhi hydro Power Project in Zambia, in which Tata Power has a 50 percent stake.
Harnessing solar energy: Tata Power has a strong portfolio of 918 MW of solar power generation capacity in India. It has commissioned a solar power project of 25 MW in Mithapur, Gujarat, and a 28.8 MW solar power project in Palaswadi, Maharashtra. It has also executed a 3 MW solar photo-voltaic plant at Mulshi, one of the largest grid-connected solar projects in Maharashtra. The company set up its first solar power plant of 110 kW way back in 1996 at Walwhan in Maharashtra. A 60.48 kWp solar power plant has been installed on the rooftop of one of the company’s offices in Mumbai.
Harnessing wind energy: Tata Power has an installed capacity of 1,074 MW and plants spread across five states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Rajasthan, the leading states in promoting wind power generation in India.
Cennergi is a joint venture (JV) between Tata Power and Exxaro Resources, a South Africa-based diversified resources company. Based in South Africa, Cennergi will focus on generation projects in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia to create a balanced portfolio of generation assets. The 134.4 MW Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm and 95.17 MW Tsitsikamma have started commercial operation.
Waste gas generation: Tata Power has set up various plants at Haldia and in Jamshedpur (Power 6) based on the blast furnace and coke oven gases, which are waste gases from the steelmaking process, and which help in reducing greenhouse gas emission significantly. Tata Power, through its joint venture company Industrial Energy Limited (IEL), has successfully commissioned 2 units of 67.5 MW each of the 202.5 MW IEL, Kalinganagar, Orissa, project. The company’s installed generating capacity from waste gas generation stands at 375 MW.
Tata Power Trading Company (TPTCL), a wholly-owned subsidiary, is the first company to have been awarded a power trading license by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, enabling it to carry out transactions all over India.
The Strategic Engineering Division (SED)has been in operation for over 30 years and has been pursuing development and production activities for the Indian defense sector. Over 90 percent of the company's strategic electronic product developments are executed for the defence sector. The division has longstanding relationships with the Armed Forces and the DRDO. The division has developed specialized equipment for air defence and naval combat systems. It is also developing a program to modernise airfield infrastructure for the Indian Air Force.
Tata Power Solaris a 100 percent subsidiary of Tata Power, and is a market leader in solar photovoltaic technology in India. Nearly 75 percent of sales are achieved from exports to Europe and USA.
Joint ventures, subsidiaries and associates
The company has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission and distribution in India, namely, Tata Power Delhi Distribution with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, Powerlinks Transmission with Power Grid Corporation of India for the evacuation of power from Tata hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi, and Maithon Power with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1,050MW mega power project at Jharkhand. It is one of the largest renewable energy players in India has developed the country's first 4,000MW ultra mega power project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.
Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30 percent stake in coal mines and a geothermal project; in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitise coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called Cennergi to develop projects in 16 different countries in Africa; in Australia through investments in enhanced geothermal and clean coal technologies; and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. Two units of 60 MW each of the 120 MW Itezhi Tezhi Hydro Power Project in Zambia, in which Tata Power has a 50 percent stake, has been commissioned.
Tata Power’s head office is in Mumbai.