Torrent Power (TPL) is engaged in generation, transmission and distribution of power. Torrent forayed into the power segment by acquiring management control of Surat Electricity Company in 1996-97. Later in 1998-99 it acquired management control of Ahmedabad Electricity Company (AEC).
In 2002-03 company started setting up 1147.5 MW combined cycle mega power project near Surat. In 2004-05 three companies Torrent Power AEC, Torrent Power SEC and Torrent Power Generation were merged into Torrent Power.
Today TPL is part of Rs.45 billion Torrent Group. The company has a generation capacity of 1647.5 MW out of this 500 MW is operational and 1147.5 MW is under implementation.
Annually Torrent Power distributes over 10 billion units of power in cities of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Surat. It has a base of over 1.9 million customers in these cities.
The company created history by entering into India’s first distribution franchisee agreement with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company for Bhiwandi Circle in December 2006.
Power Generation units
The company generates 400 MW from its coal-based thermal power station located at Sabarmati. This plant has four thermal generating units with installed capacity of 60 MW, 120 MW, 110MW and 110 MW. This facility was acknowledged as one of the best plants in the country by the ministry of power in May 2004.
The balance 100MW is generated from dual-fuel based combined cycle power plant located at Vatva. The station consists of two gas turbines each of 32.5 MW and a steam turbine of 35 MW capacity.