Adani Power, a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises and part of the Rs 50,000-crore Adani Group, on Thursday said it had become the largest private power producer in India with the commissioning of the fourth unit of 660 megawatt (Mw) at its power plant at Tiroda in Maharashtra. The overall capacity is 8,620 Mw.
Adani Power added 2,640 Mw the last financial year, accounting for 15 per cent of the addition of 17,000 Mw in India. "The company has commissioned two 660-Mw units in the first quarter, one 660 Mw unit in the third and one 660 Mw unit in the fourth of FY14, two each at Tiroda in Maharashtra and Kawai in Rajasthan," a company statement said. It is developing six power projects across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
“It is a significant milestone in the path to achieve Adani Power’s target of generating 20,000 MW by 2020,” said Gautam Adani, chairman, Adani Group.
Post commissioning of Unit 4 at Adani Power’s Tiroda power plant in Maharashtra, the company added 660 MW to its existing installed thermal capacity of 7920 MW. Apart from this, the Adani Group has also installed a 40 MW Solar power plant in Kutch district, Gujarat, taking the overall installed capacity to 8,620 MW, the highest amongst private sector producers, across all fuels.
Founded in 1988, Adani has interests in key industry verticals, resources, logistics and energy.
Adani is developing and operating mines in India, Indonesia and Australia as well as importing and trading coal from many other countries.
Currently, it is one of the largest coal importers in India. We also have extensive interests in oil and gas exploration.