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FEB 13 2015

Tata Power completes 100 years of lighting up lives

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Fri 13th FEB 2015

It has been an eventful 100 years of existence for Tata Power, the country's largest integrated power company in the private sector.

The journey began in 1915 with the commissioning of its first 12-MW hydroelectric power unit at Khopoli in Maharashtra.

As on February 9, the company had an installed capacity of 8,621 MW comprising thermal, hydro, solar and wind.

The commemoration of the centenary year began with the unveiling of a logo and theme depicting the company's 100-year service of `Invisible Goodness' to the nation by Cyrus Mistry, Chairman of Tata Power and Tata Group, at Khopoli.

The vision of its founder Jamshetji N Tata of clean, cheap and abundant power being one of the basic ingredients for the economic progress of a city, State and country continues to be the prime driver in the company's quest for excellence.

Anil Sardana, MD and CEO, Tata Power, said: "Tata Power will also work towards its mission of having a 20-25 per cent contribution from `clean power sources'. The company has been working in different areas of renewable power generation - both grid-connected as well as distributed generation for strengthening its clean energy portfolio."

Sardana said the company will commission 120 MW hydro power project during its 100{+t}{+h}year and another 450 MW beginning this year.

The Tata Power Skill Development Institute has resolved to train a two lakh skilled workforce by 2025.

The company has also committed to save Rs. 100 crore through its initiative Club Enerji - a national programme on energy and resource conservation.

The company is encouraging pollution-free, healthy living by introducing bicycle-cum charging stations for laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other devices at places of congregation.

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