Ahmedabad, Jun 6: Adani Power, a subsidiary of Adani Group, today said it has synchronised the second super critical power unit of 660 MW at Mundra in Kutch district of Gujarat, taking the total generation capacity to 2,640 MW.
“We at Adani Mundra have synchronised the second super critical power unit of 660 MW. With this synchronisation and having total capacity of 2,640 MW, Adani Power has become the largest thermal power producer in the country in private sector,” Adani Power CEO Ravi Sharma told newsmen.
This 2,640 MW consists of six units of which four unit are of 430 MW and two units of 660 MW.
“We had synchronised the first 660 MW in record time of 36 months and we have yet again achieved the second benchmark once again by synchronising the second 660 MW unit within 90 days,” 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(1424), Maharashtra (2520), Gujarat (2000) and Rajasthan (2000).
The company has completed financial closure for 13,200 MW out of the total 16,500 MW proposed in development.
“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 district of Gujarat.
“We shall be commissioning a 40-MW solar power plant at Bitta, in Kutch, in this financial year, which shall be expandable to 100 MW,” Sharma said. PTI