Belgaum - Tata Power DG Plant

Tata Power Company Ltd. (TPCL) has commissioned the 81.3 MW power plant at Belgaum on March 31. 2001. The Tata group company had signed a power purchase agreement with the Karnataka Power Transmission Ltd. (KPTCL) for 12 years from commercial production, which guarantees purchase by the latter to the extent of 75 per cent plant load factor

Year of establishment

Satellite view of the plant
Project work started from 1999. DG sets and associated auxiliaries were purchased from M/s Wartsila, Finland. Major consignment was brought in January 2000 through sea route via Karwar port and by road to Belgaum site. Plant was commissioned on 28.03.2001.

Present set up

Plant has successfully completed obligations as per PPA which has come to an end on 28.02.2013.Owing to increased fuel price (leading to increased power cost), KPTCL did not offer to extend/renew PPA. DG sets have been kept in cold preservation mode since then, awaiting relocation to new site.

Aerial view just after commissioning
1st Batch of Employees of Belgaum 2001.

Tata Power’s Belgaum power plant organises an afforestation drive at KPTCL’s receiving stations under the Greenolution initiative

Historical data

Belgaum team has a good safety record with 2045 incident free days of working till date. Plant had witnessed only once reportable incident since 2001.