Hindustan Power successfully achieves boiler light-up for the 2nd unit of its phase 1 Anuppur thermal power project

  • 1st phase of 1200 MW to be completed during the current year
  • 2520 MW Anuppur thermal power project will be completely operational by 2018

28 Oct 2015, New Delhi: India’s leading integrated power player, Hindustan Power has achieved a critical milestone towards commissioning its 1200 MW phase 1 (600 MW each for both the units) Anuppur thermal project by successfully conducting the boiler light-up test for the 2nd unit. The test signifies the readiness of the boiler for power generation process and the company has started the work for steam blowing and synchronization of the unit well within the scheduled timeline.
Ratul Puri, Chairman, Hindustan Power said, “India has a unique opportunity over the next few years to become one of the leading economies, globally. For this to happen, we need a robust growth in our energy sector hence the objective of the organization is to deliver a state-of-the-art thermal project capable of sustainably generating high efficiencies. Needless to say that improved performance would also mean increased power availability. We are now at the doorsteps of commissioning 1200 MW which would play a critical role in addressing energy gap in the power deficient region. This milestone would not have been possible without the support and guidance of the community, local administration and stakeholders.”
Raghav Trivedi President, Thermal business, Hindustan Power said, “The team of highly trained engineers conducted this test as per the prescribed best practices and standards. The focus now shifts to the take up steam blowing of the Unit which would signal the readiness of the power generation. Built using ESP technology, the plant at Anuppur is already being spoken about for its non-polluting operations.”
The clean energy arm of Hindustan Power, the largest solar developer in the country has recently achieved the distinction of entering in to the credit enhanced bond market with the the Issue fully underwritten by YES Bank Limited. The clean energy arm is set to issue secured, rated, listed, partially guaranteed, debentures of Rs. 380,00,00,000 (Rupees three hundred and eighty crore) on a private placement basis to YES Bank Limited for three of its AA+ SO rated projects in, Gujarat.
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 Sweta Singh
Hindustan Power Adfactors PR
Tel: 9910382912 Tel: 9717128384
manoj.pal@hpppl.in sweta.singh@adfactorspr.com

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