Mahagenco gets Urja award

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jan 2017 09:52:25


Staff Reporter,

Mahagenco, the State owned generation company, was bestowed with Urja award after being adjudged with best generation company in the energy sector in country.
The company got recognition for having highest installed generation capacity and also for quality power generation in the country, said a the company released issued here. The award was instituted by Anrussia Foundation and the awards were given at 10th Anrusia 2016 event held in New Delhi recently.


For Mahagenco, Praful Pathak, Resident Executive Director, MSEB Holding Company, accepted the award at the function. The award was presented by Upendra Tripathi, Secretary, Department of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.


As of date, Mahagenco has established 39 Gigawat generation capacity, which is the highest in the country. Of it 10 Gigawat or 25 per cent is renewable energy sources where also Maharashtra is at number 1 position. From Wind Energy about 5.4 Gigawat is generated in the State, and in this category Mahagenco is at second position.
After National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in States category, Mahagenco's performance was adjudged the best.