Tata Power to sell Wadi unit to ACC

Tata Power to sell Wadi unit to ACC
Published: 21 July 2004

The Tata Power Company is planning to sell its 75 MW power plant at Wadi in Karnataka back to the Associated Cement Companies (ACC).

The Tata Power board is meeting on July 26 to consider the transfer of power generation units with a combined capacity of 75 mw at Wadi in Karnataka, the company said in a notice to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

The Wadi plant has an installed capacity of 4.7Mt and is the largest unit in ACC which has a total installed capacity of around 19Mt. If the deal goes through, this will be a case of Tata Power reselling the power plant to ACC. In the late nineties Tata Power, decided to buy the group’s captive power plants. At that time, the Tata group held about a 10 per cent stake in ACC. Apart from ACC’s power plant it also bought Tata Steel’s 67.5 mw unit at Jojobera.

Later, the Tata group sold its stake in ACC, as a part of its decision to focus on core areas, to Gujarat Ambuja Cements. ACC however continued to source its power requirements from the Tata Power Company.