The Company is India’s first IPP amongst the players who signed PPAs in 2014 to supply power to UP
New Delhi, 31 August 2015: Hindustan Power – one of India’s leading integrated power companies – announced that it has commenced supply of 361 megawatt power to Uttar Pradesh from its flagship 2,520 MW Anuppur Thermal Power Project almost a year ahead of schedule. The power is being supplied through the recently-commissioned WR-NR Inter-Regional link (765 kV Gwalior-Jaipur Transmission Line). With this supply, HPP becomes the first Inter-Regional Independent Power Producer (IPP) to supply power to UP on long-term basis, among the PPAs (power purchase agreements) signed by the State for an aggregate capacity of 2,175 MW.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr Ratul Puri, Chairman – Hindustan Power, said: “The UP Government has followed a well thought-out strategy to solve the State’s challenging energy situation. Recognizing the limited availability of coal and, thereby, the inability to ramp up thermal production, the Government first moved earlier to buy conventional power by inviting bids and then promoted solar energy. We are delighted about being part of UP’s Vision 2016 and our contribution to it.”
Mr Ravi Arya, President (Commercial & Business Development) – Hindustan Power, revealed: “Commissioning of the Anuppur Power Plant and the 765 kV Gwalior-Jaipur Transmission Line proved to be most critical in our supplying power to UP. This was based upon the Case 1 Bid invited by the UP Government where we had participated.”
The total capacity of the flagship thermal plant is 2,520 MW – to be developed in two phases of 1,200 MW (2×600 MW) and 1,320 MW (2×660 MW). The first phase has been commissioned at a total cost of INR8,000 crore.
- One-of-its-kind hydro bins, ESP technology and disposal mechanism.
- Direct project connectivity with the National Grid to enhance reliability and cost effectiveness, while minimizing system losses.
- Highly sophisticated thermal power plant construction and erection process via deployment of state-of-the-art mechanized equipment.
About Hindustan Power
One of the biggest integrated power companies in India, Hindustan Power operates in the solar, thermal and hydro verticals of the energy sector. The Company is in an advanced stage of commissioning more than 5,000 MW by 2017 of combined power assets at an estimated investment of INR35,000 crore. The Company’s growth trajectory is poised for the next leap with the commissioning of the 7,000 MW of power over the next few years in the thermal, solar and hydro power sectors. Additionally, the Company is developing more than 6,100 MW of capacity using conventional and non-conventional energy sources across India, Europe and the USA.