Hindustan Power achieves COD of unit-I of its Anuppur thermal power plant

New Delhi, 29 May 2015: India’s leading integrated power player, Hindustan Power successfully achieved COD of unit-I (600 MW) of the first phase of its flagship 2520 MW Anuppur thermal power project in Madhya Pradesh. The company had signed PPA’s with Government of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh for 35% and 361 MW respectively earlier and importantly, the coal for the project is secured through a fuel supply agreement with South Eastern Coalfields. The total capacity of the flagship thermal plant is 2520 MW to be developed in two phases of 1,200 MW (2 x 600 MW) 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW). The first phase of the project has been commissioned at a total project cost of INR 8,000 crores.
 

Highlights of the project:

  • Installs one of its kind Hydro bins, ESP technology and a disposal mechanism.
  • Direct Connectivity of the Project to the National Grid to enhance reliability, economy and minimize system losses.
  • Highly sophisticated thermal power plant construction and erection process through deployment of state of the art mechanized equipment.

 

Commenting on the commissioning, Ratul Puri, Chairman, Hindustan Power said: “The country needs to ramp up its energy generating capacity quickly to be able to meet the developmental agenda. We are committed to the vision of the Government and are focussing on adding capacity while not losing focus on the environment or social impact of the project. This project will play a key role in addressing power sufficiency in MP and UP.”

Raghav Trivedi, President Thermal, said, “The company has pursued an inclusive agenda by reaching out to communities and adhering to the strictest environmental norms. The benefits of investing about Rs 400 crore towards environment-friendly technology like ESP and planting over 81000 trees will be reaped by the communities during the lifetime of the project. We thank the local authorities, community leaders and the people in the surrounding communities for their support. The commissioning is an evidence of the success of the PPP model.”

 

About Hindustan Power

A leading player in India’s energy sector, Hindustan Power has plants in thermal, solar and hydro. The Company is developing more than 6,100 MW of capacity using conventional and non-conventional energy sources in India, Europe and the USA. Although the world’s fourth-largest energy consumer after the USA, China and Russia, India lacks abundant energy resources and meets its development needs by using all available resources. This understanding helped the Company focus on renewable energy for the short-to-mid-term, and conventional energy for the mid-to-long term. Secured supply chains, a diversified customer base and focus on the right technology according to region ensures risk-mitigated growth.

 

Hindustan Power has consistently focused on giving maximum returns to its stakeholders via corporate growth and social responsibility. Headquartered in New Delhi, the Company has power generation assets in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh in India as well as in countries such as Germany, Italy, the US, the UK and Japan.

 

MB Power(MP)Limited is a SPV of Hindustan Power and is setting up a 2520 MW thermal power plant in phases at village Jaithari, district Anuppur. This project is strategically located near coalfields of South Eastern Coalfields and is close to power deficit markets. The project has received environment and other statutory clearances. Setting new benchmarks in the safety standards of the Thermal Power Plant, the SPV was accorded with the prestigious National Safety Council award for implementing a very effective occupational safety and health practices. This esteemed award was administered by the Union Labor Ministry of India. The plant has achieved critical milestones in terms of land acquisition, coal and water linkage, securing various statutory and other clearances ahead of schedule.

 

For further information, please contact:
Manoj Pal
 

Poulomi Roy/Sweta Singh

Hindustan Power Adfactors PR
Tel: 9910382912 Tel: 9711306855/ 9717128384
manoj.pal@hpppl.in poulomi.roy@adfactorspr.com, sweta.singh@adfactorspr.com

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