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Tata Power may pull the plug on new coal power, says study

Tata Power's debt laden and stranded power asset at Mundra (Gujarat) is viewed as the trigger for the company to abjure fresh coal-fired capacities

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Tata Power, the country’s largest private integrated power producer, is likely to cease building new coal-based generation projects, shifting gears to renewable power sources, a study showed. A report by the US-based Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA) titled ‘Tata Power: Renewables to Power Growth’ spells out the company’s long-term strategy that will see renewable energy dominate its power capacity build-out going forward. Presently, thermal power accounts for around 70 per cent of Tata Power’s portfolio. But the current ...