A commemorative postage stamp on the Tata Power Company Limited, an Indian electric utility company, part of the Tata Group :
Issued by India
Issued on Jun 10, 2016
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to release a commemorative postage stamp on Tata Power.
Stamp/FDC/Cancellation Cachet : Smt. Nenu Gupta
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.406 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
- Guided by its Founder, Mr. Jamsetji Tata‘s vision that “Clean, cheap and abundant power is one of the basic ingredients for the economic progress of a city, state or country”, Tata Power has been a pioneer in the power sector in India, both in terms of its leadership in technology adoption and its care towards all its stakeholders. For over a hundred years, Tata Power has been a part of India‘s growth story. Today, Tata Power is the largest integrated power utility in the country with operations spanning across the value chain – Fuel & Fuel Logistics, Power Generation (conventional & renewable), Power Transmission, Power Distribution and Retail, Power Services (Operations & Maintenance) and Power Trading.
- Nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra, Tata Power commenced its journey in 1915 at Khopoli, harnessing the potential energy from its lakes located in the surroundings of Lonavala. The electricity, thus generated, was transmitted to the city of Mumbai. Tata Power set up a thermal power station at Trombay in 1956 that grew from a 62.5 MW plant at its launch to a 500 MW generating multi-fuel plant. In 1990, Tata Power set up a second thermal unit with an equal capacity and started a gas-based 180 MW plant at Trombay to provide uninterrupted power to Mumbai City.
- In 2003, Tata Power entered a joint venture with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., to develop a 1200 km long transmission line, bringing electricity from faraway Bhutan, all the way to Delhi. In 2013, Tata Power implemented the first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra, Gujarat, based on super critical technology. Today, Tata Power has spread its wings and established itself, not only in several states in India, but its operations also span several countries across the globe.
- Tata Power has always operated in the power sector with a focus on renewable energy. Playing the role of a visionary in this aspect Tata Power, in a JV, started Tata Power Solar 25 years ago, investing into a sustainable future which has now become one of the key focus areas for the country.
- While it has grown to a generation capacity of 8,669 MW, Tata Power also has a pipeline of projects at different stages of development and execution. To support and sustain the existing generation, it has secured fuel supply option through a stake in Indonesia coal mines and has acquired ships for transportation of coal for Mundra. Tata Power is a leader in forming partnerships and is in fact the only company with PPP in Generation (Maithon, Dagachhu), Transmission (Powerlinks) and Distribution (TPDDL). It also has several partnerships in the overseas arena with leading players (Cennergi JV with Exxaro in South Africa and Georgia JV with IFC and Clean Energy, Dugar project in India with SN Power of Norway – a leader in the field of hydro power).
- TPDDL, a JV between Tata Power and the Govt. of NCT of Delhi serves a populace of 6 million. The Strategic Engineering Division (SED) has been pursuing development and production activities for the nation’s defences over the last 30 years. It has established Tata Power Trading Company Ltd. (TPTCL), which is a leading power trader in the country.
- As India‘s largest integrated power company, Tata Power are conscious of role as sustainability stewards and embrace the challenges of climate change. Tata Power has executed a number of measures in order to reduce emissions. Sourcing clean coal is a significant way of reducing emissions and increasing efficiency. Tata Power has been consciously exploring clean coal sources, including imports, for its thermal power plants. The Company is committed to the cause of ensuring a greener and sustainable planet. The Mahseer Conservation program which was started in the 1970s, is a sustainable programme focused at conservation of the Mahseer, an endangered species of fish and the same has been augmented with various initiatives over the past decades. The Company also embarks on several initiatives to spread awareness about saving power, conserving energy and combating climate change issues. One such initiative is the Tata Power Club Enerji that educates the masses about how to use energy efficiently and curb energy wastage, along with conserving resources and civic & moral values. The Club reaches out to school children through various interactive mediums and sensitizes them on the need to conserve energy, resources and civic & moral values. The Club started in 2007 with 12 schools in Mumbai and has today become a nationwide movement covering ten cities – Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jamshedpur, Lonavala and Belgaum. Over the last several years, it has sensitised over 9.3 million citizens who in turn have helped save more than 14.2 million units of electricity till date. This saving is equivalent to saving 14,200 tonnes of CO2 and is enough to light up approximately 6943 houses for a year.
- The Company has continued its focus on Corporate Social Responsibility activities to make a difference to the communities and become the neighbour of choice in its area of operations. Tata Power participated in various eco-restoration and eco-development programmes in the Western Ghats, which is one of the most sensitive ecosystems in the world. Through this period, over seven million saplings of 60 tree species have been planted. Even today, over 600,000 trees are being planted regularly as a re-forestation measure. A number of training programmes are carried out for developing self-employment opportunities among the rural population. The Company also carries out regular medical check-ups, provides medicines at its health centres, and carries out a number of health awareness programmes such as eye check-ups and blood donation camps at several locations.
- Tata Power’s multi-fold growth validates its bright future, brimming with possibilities and full of promise to power the future as a pioneer of technological innovations and green initiatives.
- Text : Based on the material received from proponent.