In order to contribute significantly to India's growing need for power, we started power generation over a decade back. In the beginning, it was a captive power facility using waste heat from the rotary kiln boilers and the coal rejects of the washery. Over the years however, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and its subsidiary Jindal Power Ltd. (JPL) are producing about 1400 MW power through both captive and commercial facilities.
JPL has set up India's first mega power project - the 1000 MW Thermal Power Plant in Tamnar, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh which was commissioned in a record time - beginning in September 2007, all four units (250 MW each) were commissioned within a span of nine months.
The company has also established a 258 km, 400 KV Double Circuit transmission line from the Tamnar, Raigarh plant to the PGCIL substation at Raipur for distribution of power throughout India. To meet the plant's consumptive water requirement an 18 m high dam over the Kurket River has been built, 25 km away from the project site.
Besides this, JSPL is operating a 358 MW captive power plant on the premises of its steel plant in Raigarh and 600 MW power plant at Dongamahua, district Raigarh.
In furtherance to the cause of protecting the environment, adopting eco-friendly processes and promoting clean energy, JSPL last year embarked on a plan to set up a 24 MW wind energy project at Satara in Maharashtra.
The company has the vision to enhance its power generation capacity to 15000 MW over the next ten years.