Launched under the “Power for All by 2012” initiative by
the Government of India (GOI) in 2005.
To stimulate the required capacity addition, GOIlaunched an initiative for facilitating the development of coal based Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP)
UMPPs have a minimum generation capacity of 4000MW
UMPPs provide cheaper power through economy of scale and use super critical technology.
UMPPs are implemented through public privatepartnerships on build-own-operate (BOO) basis.
The first UMPP of India,
Was awarded to Tata Power
By a tariff based bidding process