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Tata Power considering a $473-million IPO for its renewable energy unit

The power company is said to have abandoned earlier plans to seek a partner to invest in its green assets via an investment trust

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Tata Power, controlled by Tata Group, is weighing an initial public offering for its business that cou­ld raise about Rs 35 billion ($473 million), according to people familiar with the matter.

The power company has abandoned earlier plans to seek a partner to invest in its green assets via an investment trust, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. will seek approval for the IPO plan from its board, they said. If they approve, the proposed listing in Mumbai could take place as soon as this year, one of the people said.

Deliberations are ongoing and details such as the size and timing could change, the peo­ple said. A representative for couldn’t immediately comment.

Tata Power’s plan to list its green power business comes as India’s renewables sector is forecast to expand rapidly, driven by increasing power dem­and and decarbonization effo­rts. The country is working to me­et Prime Minister Naren­dra Modi’s target to multiply its re­n­ewable power capacity five times over the next decade. The company, including subsidiaries and joint en­tities, has gene­rating capacity of 12.8 Gw, about 30 per cent of whi­ch co­mes from cle­an ene­rgy, ac­­­c­o­rding to its website. Its proje­cts include solar power ge­n­­e­ration, install­ation, man­u­facturing and mai­nt­enance, as well as wind pow­er generation. India’s largest rene­wable ene­rgy producer, ReNew Po­w­er, agreed to merge with a US sp­ecial purpose acq­ui­sition fi­rm in February, giving it an $8 billion enterprise value.

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First Published: Fri, April 30 2021. 23:03 IST