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Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a significant
international presence. The company was established in 1911 as the Tata Hydro-Electric
Power Supply Company to supply power to Mumbai. Today, it has an installed generation
capacity of 6,899 MW in India and a presence in all the segments of the power
sector including generation (thermal, hydro, solar, wind, geothermal and waste
gas), transmission, distribution and trading. It also has successful public-private
partnerships in generation, transmission and distribution in India. The company
is one of the largest renewable energy players in India and is developing the
country’s first 4,000 MW ultra mega power project at Mundra (Gujarat)
based on super-critical technology.
Tata Power has a strong global presence with hydro projects in Nepal and Bhutan,
fuel assets and geothermal projects in Indonesia, logistics operations in Singapore,
and partnerships with energy companies in South Africa and Australia.
The company is actively working towards addressing climate change issues. Tata
Power's sustainability initiatives include investing in clean energy production,
building a strong renewables portfolio, focusing on bio-diversity conservation,
streamlining water use and planting trees around its plants. The Tata Power
Energy Club (TPEC) involves schoolchildren in its efforts to propagate efficient
energy use. TPEC started in 2007 by sensitising 12 schools in Mumbai and has
now become a nation-wide movement, covering more than 250 schools across nine
cities in India. The club has over 13,000 Energy Champions and has sensitised
over one million citizens with a saving of 1,080,685 units of electricity.
Areas of business
The company operates across the entire power value chain, from generation, transmission
and distribution to trading and consultancy.
- Power generation: Tata Power’s thermal power stations
are at Trombay in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Jojobera in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, and Belgaum in Karnataka.
- Green energy: The hydro stations are at Bhira, Bhivpuri
and Khopoli in Maharashtra. The company has a very strong presence in renewable
energy with an installed capacity of 375 MW in wind energy plants spread across
the four states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Tata Power's
solar power generation capacity totals over 28 MW with plants in Walwhan and
Mulshi in Maharashtra, and Mithapur in Gujarat. The solar energy portfolio
includes a rooftop plant in Mumbai and a proposed floating plant to be built
in partnership with Australian company Sunengy Pty. For geothermal energy,
the Tata Power-led consortium of Origin Energy, Australia, and PT Supraco,
Indonesia, has formed a special purpose vehicle to generate 240 MW of geothermal
energy in Indonesia. Tata Power has set up waste gas generation plants at
Haldia, West Bengal, and Jamshedpur based on blast furnace and coke oven gases, waste gases
from the steel making process, which help in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Transmission and distribution: The company supplies power
to the cities of Mumbai and Delhi. It is a partner in the 1,200km Tala transmission
project, India's first interstate transmission project and one of the largest
power grids in the world.
- Fuel assets: The company has captive coal blocks at Tubed
and Mandakini in Jharkhand and Odisha along with joint venture partners. The
company has also acquired a 30-percent equity stake in two major Indonesian
thermal coal producers, PT Kaltim Prima Coal and PT Arutmin Indonesia, as
well as related trading companies owned by PT Bumi Resources Tbk.
- Shipping and logistics: Trust Energy Resources Pte, incorporated
in Singapore, is a 100-percent wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power which
secures coal supply, coal trading and shipping, and investments in coal.
- Trading: The Tata Power Trading Company has a licence
to carry out transactions in power trading in India.
- Power project related services: The company provides expertise
in setting up independent and captive power plants, transmission and distribution
projects, and operations and maintenance management in India and overseas.
Joint ventures, subsidiaries and associates
- Tata Power has invested $50 million for a 10-percent stake in the Australian
company Geodynamics. It has also entered into a partnership with Australian
solar power company Sunengy Pty to build a pilot plant based on low-cost,
floating solar technology in India. The company has also invested in Exergen,
Australia, for clean coal technologies.
- Tata Power has a joint venture with Druk Green Power Corporation, a Royal
Government of Bhutan enterprise, for the 114MW Dagachhu Hydro Project.
- Tata Power has acquired a 30-percent stake in three of Indonesia’s
leading coal companies, PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), PT Arutmin Indonesia,
and PT Bumi Resources, and has entered into an offtake agreement with KPC.
- The Tata Power-led consortium of Origin Energy, Australia, and PT Supraco,
Indonesia, is developing the Sorik Marapi geothermal project in Northern Sumatra,
- Cennergi Pty, a JV between Tata Power and Exxaro Resources, a South Africa-based
diversified resources company, focuses on projects in South Africa, Botswana
- Trust Energy Resources, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power in Singapore,
was incorporated for the shipping and supply of coal for Tata Power operations.
- Tata Power has partnered with SN Power (Norway) to set up joint ventures
for developing hydropower projects in India and Nepal.
- Tata Power Delhi Distribution, a joint venture with the Government of Delhi,
supplies power to the north and northwest areas of Delhi (www.ndpl.com).
- Powerlinks Transmission is a joint venture with the Power Grid Corporation
of India for the 1,200km Tala transmission project.
- Tata Power Trading Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary and the first company
to get a power trading licence from India’s Central Electricity Regulatory
- Strategic Electronics Division, an internal division, designs and develops
electronic products and systems for India’s defence sector (www.tpcsed.com).
- Nelco, a subsidiary company, has core competencies in the areas of systems
integration and project management for energy network management, power electronics,
VSAT networks and automation.
- Coastal Gujarat Power is a subsidiary set up for developing the 4,000 MW
Mundra (ultra mega power) project.
- Industrial Energy is a joint venture with Tata Steel to develop captive
- Maithon Power is a partnership with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1,050
MW mega power project at Jharkhand.
Tata Power’s head office is in Mumbai.