Published On: Tue, Jul 26th, 2016

Hinduja National Power commissions 1,040 MW project in Visakhapatnam

10649558_754781904592120_1468585955780421241_nMumbai: Hinduja National Power Corporation Limited (HNPCL), part of the Hinduja Group, today said it has commissioned its 1,040 MW Power project at Visakhapatnam, thus helping Andhra Pradesh to emerge as the first southern state to become power surplus.

The company has commissioned 2×520 MW thermal power plant which will cater to the increasing demand for electricity due to rise of industrialisation in the state.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ashok Puri, Managing Director, HNPCL said, “We are pleased to announce that we have commissioned both the units of the project. Unit-1 started supplying power to grid since January 2016. Currently both the units are in operation. The entire power generated by project is being given to state owned Southern and Eastern Power Distribution Companies of Andhra Pradesh. It will primarily cater to the growing power needs of the rising industrial demand in and around the city of Visakhapatnam and the Southern Region, which includes some of the fastest growing economies in the country. We would like to thank Government of India and the Government of Andhra Pradesh for supporting the development of the power plant.’’

Andhra Pradesh is the first state for implementing 24X7 – “Power for All Scheme” and pioneer in the country to initiate the power sector reforms as early as 1998. Its total installed capacity is 15,311.17 MW and aims to achieve 29,000 megawatt installed capacity of power by 2019.

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