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India’s Tata Power closing uneconomic 500MW coal plant

ET Energyworld.com:

Tata Power Company has decommissioned ‘Unit 6’ of 500 megawatts at its Trombay thermal power plant in Mumbai, citing the high cost of generation and its inability to get a power purchase agreement after the earlier one expired in March 2018.

The Trombay unit has an installed generation capacity of 1,580 MW, which supplies electricity to the majority of consumers – both bulk and retail – in Mumbai.

“We have informed the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) regarding retirement & decommissioning of Unit 6. CEA has approved the same and sent us a letter in this regard,” Tata Power said in a response to an email query from ET.

The decision to retire Unit-6 (500 MW) of Trombay thermal power station has been taken by Tata Power Company, based on its own techno-economic reasons, and based on its decision, the capacity of this unit is being deleted from the database of All India Installed Capacity, CEA said in a letter which ET has access to.

“It is seen that the decision to decommission Unit-6 of Trombay TPS has been taken by Tata Power Company due to the high cost of generation and capacity tie-up could not be achieved after expiry of PPA on March 31. The approval for decommissioning of Unit-6 (500 MW) at Trombay TPS has been accorded by the competent authority on 30.07.2019,” CEA said.

Tata Power has an installed capacity of 10,957 MW, with renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 30 per cent of the company’s portfolio.

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