(EnergyAsia, January 14 2013, Monday) — Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility, said it has started up the fourth 800 MW unit at its coal-fired power plant in Mundra in Gujarat state.

Using the energy efficient supercritical boiler technology, the plant is owned and operated by wholly owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL).

With the start-up, Tata Power said it has raised its total power generation capacity to 7,699 MW, reinforcing its position as the country’s largest integrated power company.

The company commissioned the plant’s first unit last March, the second unit in July and the third unit in October.

According to Tata Power, the plant’s technology will enable it to save fuel and cut down greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15% compared with the traditional sub-critical coal-fired power stations.

Anil Sardana, Tata Power’s managing director, said:

“The Mundra power plant is one of the most efficient and environment friendly plant based on super critical technology. With this development, Tata Power’s gross generation has touched 7,700 MW, reinforcing its position as the largest integrated power company in India.”