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Power-surplus Gujarat seeks second UMPP

Despite lower-than-expected power demand from industry, Gujarat bets on growth

Power-surplus Gujarat seeks second UMPP

Demand for power within a state may no longer be a criterion for seeking mega power projects. Gujarat, the most energy surplus state in the country, wants another mega investment in power generation even as other states seem to be no longer interested in hosting ultra mega power projects (UMPP). Gujarat housed the first UMPP in the country when Tata Power started generation from Mundra unit in 2012. If the second UMPP goes through, it would be the first thermal power generation project to be tendered by Narendra Modi-led NDA government, with amended bidding ...