Adani Power synchronizes second 660 MW unit at Mundra

Adani Power synchronizes second 660 MW unit at Mundra

Ahmedabad: Adani Power, a subsidiary of the Adani Group, on Monday said it has synchronized the second 660 MW super-critical power unit at its Mundra power project in Kutch district of Gujarat, taking the total generation capacity to 2,640 MW.

“We at Adani Mundra have synchronized the second super-critical power unit of 660 MW. With this synchronization and having total capacity of 2,640 MW, Adani Power has become the largest thermal power producer in the country in the private sector," Adani Power CEO Ravi Sharma told reporters.

This 2,640 MW consists of six units, of which four units are of 330 MW each and two are 660 MW units.

“We had synchronized the first 660 MW in record time of 36 months and we have yet again achieved the second benchmark once again by synchronizing the second 660 MW unit within 90 days from the hydro-level," he said.

“We are well on track to commission 6,000 MW in this financial year, out of which 4,620 MW will be in Mundra and 1,320 MW shall be at Tiroda in Maharashtra," Sharma said.

The next three units of 660 MW at Mundra are projected to be commissioned within this financial year.

“We are currently in the process of developing an overall capacity of 9,400 MW, out of that nearly 7,200 MW has already been contracted," Sharma said.

The company has contracts for power supply with the state of Haryana (1,424 MW), Maharashtra (2,520 MW), Gujarat (2,000 MW) and Rajasthan (2,000 MW).

The company has completed financial closure for 13,200 MW out of the total 16,500 MW proposed to be developed.

“We have been commissioning one unit almost every quarter and I feel that in coming quarters, that rate will get increased," Sharma said.

Sharma exuded confidence that with this pace of commissioning, the company’s target of establishing 20,000 MW of capacity could be met ahead of the deadline of 2020.

The company has also entered into the renewable energy segment and has proposed to commission a 40 MW solar power plant at Bitta in Kutch, which may be expandable to 100 MW.