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Adani Power conferred with National Energy Conservation Award 2011
December 14, 2011

Adani Power Ltd, a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Ltd and part of India’s leading integrated infrastructure conglomerate, the Adani Group, was today conferred with the prestigious National Energy Conservation Award for 2011 by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, a part of the Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power.

The company, which is India’s leading private thermal power producer, has been awarded the first prize in the Thermal Power Station category for its state-of-the-art super critical technology-based thermal power plant at Mundra, Gujarat.

A top-ranked recognition in the integrated power generation sector, the National Energy Conservation Award for 2011, was received by Rajesh Adani, Managing Director, Adani Power from honourable Union Minister for Power Sushil Kumar Shinde in the august presence of the honourable Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.

“We are honoured to receive this coveted recognition for our efforts in energy conservation. This is an excellent initiative by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency to motivate the Indian industry to use energy efficiently and promote a culture of conservation,” said Rajesh Adani, Managing Director, Adani Power upon receiving the award.

Adani Power, which is operating 3,300 MW at Mundra including four units of 330 MW and three units of 660 MW, is in the process of commissioning two more units of 660 MW. With the final plant capacity of 4,620 MW, the Mundra plant will be the single largest thermal power plant in India.

Some of the important energy saving parameters at the Mundra power plant are 9% percent reduction in electrical energy, 14% in auxiliary power consumption and 3% reduction in coal consumption.

The award is dedicated to the hard work and team spirit of the young and committed workforce at the power plant and adoption of quality improvement exclusively for energy conservation.

The award committee consisted of members drawn from the Ministry of Power, Central Electricity Authority, National Productivity Council, Confederation of Indian Industry, Ministry of Railways and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

In addition to Mundra, Adani Power plans to synchronise 2 units each of 660 MW, based on the supercritical technology, at Tiroda in Maharashtra later in the current fiscal. The company is confident of achieving 6,000 MW operational capacity in the FY2011-12 out of the total 16,500 MW capacity that is under development.