Jindal Power Limited (JPL), a subsidiary of Jindal Steel & Power Limited, is a leading power company in India across the energy spectrum: thermal, hydro and renewable. JPL has been contributing significantly to the growing needs of power in the country and its installed capacity is 3400 MW.
JPL commissioned the first unit of its 4x250 MW thermal power plant in the Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh in 2007, becoming the first private player in the country to set up an Independent Power Plant (IPP). Since then, this flagship has operated as a fully integrated power plant at an industry-leading Plant Load Factor (PLF) of 93% (average for last seven years).
Since its inception, a 6.9 km long cross-country conveyor belt (the second longest in Asia), was installed to feed coal to the plant. Among the other integrated facilities built by JPL are a dam to feed water to the plant and a 258-km long 400-KV double circuit transmission line to pump the power into the National Grid.
Buoyed by the success of its 4x250 MW plant, JPL has further expanded its presence in Tamnar with a 2,400 MW (4X600 MW) thermal power plant. With the completion of the mega expansion project, the Groups installed capacity now stands at 37.6 Billion Units of Electricity annually, i.e. 3.58% of India’s Electricity Generation in 2014-15. The completion of 2400 MW expansion project has taken Jindal Power Limited’s (JPL) installed capacity to 3400 MW, thereby making it one of the largest private power producer in the State of Chhattisgarh. JPL has emerged as a best performer in Ministry of Power and Central Electricity Authority project execution excellence study and won two National Awards- Gold Shield and Silver Shield for early completion of Thermal Power Projects. The 2400 MW super thermal power project was completed in a record time.
To optimize its operation, the company has adopted leading edge technologies, efficiency processes and world best practices in project execution and management, thereby setting new benchmarks in India’s power sector. JPL has consistently topped the Central Electricity Authority’s highest plant load factor list among the major thermal power plants (above 200 MW capacities) in India.
JPL aims to emerge as a significant player in the power industry based on technical and managerial capabilities, and thereby contribute towards nation building.