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Tata plans power project growth

India’s Tata Power Companies is planning power projects totalling over 1,000 MW of new generation with an overall capital investment of over $1bn to increase the company’s generation capacity to 3100 MW by the year 2005.

Tata Power supplies 52 per cent of the total generating capacity in India’s private sector and operates as an integrated company with a current generation capacity of 2100 MW and offers turnkey solutions in captive power.

The 1000 MW of new generation is part of Tata’s expansion strategy and will include the 500 MW expansion of the Dahanu thermal power plant and the 500 MW expansion of the Palghar thermal power plant, both located in Maharashtra state.

Tata Power is a unified entity consisting of three companies, Tata Hydro-electric Power Supply Company, Andhra Valley Power Supply Company and Tata Power Company and operates with a unique mix of power including thermal, hydro, solar, transmission, and distribution.

Tata Power Company was created in 1915 with the commissioning of the Khopoli Hydro Generating station.