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Tata Power generation capacity increases

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Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today has reported its generation capacity increased by close to 9% in the first quarter of the 2017 financial year (1Q17), compared to the same period in the 2016 financial year (1Q16).

The company generates power from various fuel sources, such as thermal (coal, gas and oil), hydroelectric power, renewable energy (wind and solar) and waste heat recovery. It has a significant presence in the clean energy space with a gross installed capacity of 1996 MW.

Tata, together with all its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed generation capacity of 9432 MW (as of August 2016) as compared to 8669 MW in FY16 mainly due to commissioning of 44 MW Lahori wind farm project in Madhya Pradesh and Cennergi (Pty) achieving commercial operations of both its 134 MW Amakhala Emoyeni and 95 MW Tsitsikamma Wind Farms.

Overall in 1Q17, the company continued its robust operations with Maithon power plant generating 1845 MUs. Standalone generation for the quarter stood at 3163 MUs. Trombay thermal power generated 1789 MUs. Jojobera thermal power plant generated 698 MUs and Haldia reported generation of 184 MUs. Industrial Energy Limited reported generation of 546 MUs and TPREL, the renewable energy arm of Tata Power, generated 144 MUs in Q1 (this includes wind and solar energy sources). Total consolidated generation stood at 11 122 MUs.

Anil Sardana, Managing Director of Tata Power, said: "Tata Power has and will continue to be a part of India’s growth story. We have, in this quarter, spread our footprint across the country, also commissioned plants in international geographies with a special focus on the renewables. We are confident that in the next few years we will have greater contribution towards the Government and consumers’ vision of ‘Power for All’.”

With the support of leading technological innovations, excellence in project execution, world class safety processes, customer care, and green initiatives, the company has established a strong foothold across the country and overseas. Tata Power continues to be on the lookout for feasible organic and inorganic projects, both greenfield and brownfield, in India and globally.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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