The area of Trombay was suitable for the setup of a power plant as it was quite far away from the locations with population and was surrounded by upcoming oil refineries that were in desperate need for power. As a result, the Tata Power Company purchased land and then established a captive power plant to supply power to these refineries. The first two units utilized oil as fuel for producing power. Later on from unit 3 onwards coal firing capacity was also added.
Trombay Generating Station
Mumbai 400 074
Trombay Power Plant Highlights:
- Three units of 62.5 MW each where commissioned into service at Trombay in Dec 1956, Mar 1957 and Jun 1960 respectively
- The fourth unit of 150 MW was commissioned in Jul 1965. This was the first 150 MW unit in the country.
- Trombay was the first to start utilizing Bombay high gas the day the pipeline was completed to Trombay gas terminal of ONGC in Jul 1978.
- India's first 500 MW generating unit was synchronized at Trombay on 25th Jan 1984 there by ushering India into the era of 500 MW technology. This unit no. 5 incorporates the latest Technology with multi fuel burning capability.
- Latest addition to the family of Trombay units is the most efficient modern combined cycle unit, unit 7, with about 50 % efficiency. It is a combination of a gas turbine and a steam turbine with a total capacity of 180 MW.