Mundra - Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (Plant)


Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (Plant)
(A Tata Power Company)
4000 MW UMPP
Tunda-Vandh Road, Village - Tunda
Taluka - Mundra - 370 435
Kutchh, Gujarat

4000 MW Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP)

In the mid-1990s the Mega Power Project policy met with limited success. Hence, aligned with the objective of 'Power to all by 2012', the Government of India started planning Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) in 2005. Each of the projects with an installed capacity of 4000 MW was envisaged with the intent to make power available at minimum cost through economies of scale and superior, energy efficient and environment-friendly technology.

The Mundra UMPP - A Source of Clean and Abundant Power

Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), Tata Power's wholly-owned subsidiary, has implemented the 4000 MW (800 x 5 units) UMPP near the port city of Mundra in the state of Gujarat in India. This UMPP is India's first 800 MW unit thermal power plant using supercritical technology, and is arguably the most energy-efficient, coal-based thermal power plant in the country.

As per the bidding norms, the Project was designed to be run on imported coal. The Project benefits close to 16 million domestic consumers apart from supplying cost competitive power to industry and agriculture.

The Project supplies power to five states namely Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra in Western India and to Haryana and Punjab in Northern India, which were earlier facing shortage of electricity. It provides a competitive source of power and helps meet these states’ growing demand for electricity. Reliable power from the project helps improve the competitiveness of the manufacturing and services industries, which often relied on expensive standby diesel generation to meet their power needs. Competitively priced power also improves access to electricity in rural and urban areas, while reducing the subsidy burden on the state Governments. 

Mundra UMPP Highlights

Community Development Initiatives

CGPL team understood that community participation is a critical success factor for any development effort and keeping this in mind it started with the following community development initiatives at the beginning of the project:

Horticulture model demo
Livelihood grant to fishermen
Tie & dye training

Community Organization and Institution Building

IFC visit
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