Tata Power synchronised 800 MW sized Unit 5 of UMPP in Gujarat

Tata Power synchronised 800 MW sized Unit 5 of UMPP in GujaratTata Power, through its wholly owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), announced synchronisation of 800 MW sized Unit 5 of the country’s first UMPP in Mundra, Gujarat. With this, the total power generation capacity of Tata Power stands at 8500 MW. With synchronisation of Unit 5, the thermal power generation capacity of Tata Power stands at 7647 MW and the generation through clean sources such as hydro, wind and solar stands at 852 MW. Tata Power commissioned a total of 3,200 MW at a single location in a year. 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 will help save fuel for the project and cut down the greenhouse gas emissions as compared to regular coal-fired power stations. In addition, the choice of imported coal significantly lowers sulphur emissions. The plant will use significantly less than the stipulated 1  per cent sulphur and 10  per cent ash content in coal.Speaking on this milestone, Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “The synchronization of Unit 5 of Mundra UMPP marks a milestone in India’s history as the first Ultra Mega Power Project setting execution excellence benchmark for Indian power sector. The synchronisation of the last unit is a significant achievement in a sector, which is ridden with numerous challenges. The Mundra UMPP features a number of new and advanced technological initiatives based on super critical technology. We eagerly await a viable solution by the CERC and look forward to an early resolution of this issue.”

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