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Adani Power may look at bidding for UMPPs

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Adani Power may look at bidding for Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) and as well as coal-based power projects having a minimum generation capacity of 4,000 Mw.

"The company may evaluate UMPPs, coal-based power projects with a capacity of 4,000 Mw or above, as and when they come up for bidding," according to the company's annual report for 2010-11.

Adani Power, a part of diversified Adani group, has an ambitious plan of having a capacity of 16,500 Mw in the coming years.

As part of efforts to meet the growing electricity demand, the government is encouraging UMPPs. Each such project has a generation capacity of about 4,000 Mw, entailing an investment of about Rs 16,000 crore.

A total of 16 UMPPs have been envisaged and special purpose vehicles have been set up for 12 projects.

So far, the government has awarded four UMPPs -- Sasan in Madhya Pradesh, Mundra in Gujarat, Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Tilaiya in Jharkhand. Three of them -- Sasan, Krishnapatnam and Tilaiya -- are implemented by Reliance Power, while Mundra project is done by Tata Power.

Adani Power, along with its subsidiaries, has nine power projects -- having a combined capacity of 16,500 Mw. Of the total, 1,980 Mw has been commissioned and 7,260 Mw is under implementation.

"The company is in advanced stages of implementing 4,620 Mw coal-based power project at Mundra in Gujarat, 3,300 Mw coal- based power project at Tiroda in Maharashtra and 1,320 Mw coal-based power project at Kawai in Rajasthan," the report noted.

In 2010-11, Adani Power posted a total income of Rs 2,125.07 crore, including Rs 2,106.43 crore from sale of power. The entity raked in a profit after tax of Rs 523.75 crore last fiscal.

First Published: Mon, July 18 2011. 21:30 IST