Our captive power plants (CPP) provide low-cost, reliable power to our mines and smelters to help achieve lowest cost producer vision of the Company.

Thermal Power Plants

The Company has coal based thermal captive power plants with a total power generation capacity of 474 MW. These generated a record 3,880 million units of power in FY 2020. To optimise cost in a high commodity price environment, the Company diversified its fuel basket using lignite & off-spec coal and also secured Indian coal through linkage auctions.

Renewable Power

We continuously focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint. In line with this vision, the Company has made significant investments in green energy aggregating to 348 MW. Of this, wind power accounts for 273.5 MW spanning five states and is under long-term PPA with discoms. This capacity was installed in two phases of 123.2 MW and 150.3 MW during 2007-2009 and in 2012 respectively and is registered under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) program by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

In 2019-20, 0.7 MW of roof top solar energy was commissioned. In addition, there is Waste Heat Recovery Boilers (WHRB) capacity of 35.4 MW. Our wind energy plants are under long-term power purchase agreement with distribution companies. We have solar power capacity of 39.6 MW which includes roof-top solar capacity of 1.6 MW. All the waste heat projects are registered under the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation as a source of renewable energy.

During FY 2020, we produced wind power of 437 million units and solar power of 79 million units and achieved reduction of 506,393 MT of CO2 through green energy and various cost reduction initiatives.