Tata Power, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), announced the synchronisation of 800 MW Unit 5 of its Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) at Mundra in Gujarat to the grid. This makes the country’s first UMPP 4,000 MW plant fully operational. While the fifth unit of this plant was syncronised on Wednesday, the other four units were commissioned earlier.

With this, the total power generation capacity of Tata Power stands at 8,500 MW.

“The 4,000-MW Mundra UMPP is the first of the UMPPs that heralds the entry of 800 MW super-critical boiler technology into India, which is environment-friendly and efficient.

“This technology and the choice of unit sizes will help save fuel for the project and cut down the greenhouse gas emissions as compared to regular coal-fired power stations,” Tata Power said in a statement.

“In addition, the choice of imported coal significantly lowers sulphur emissions. The plant will use significantly less than the stipulated 1 per cent sulphur and 10 per cent ash content in coal,” it added..