Electricity is a key element of our integrated business model. Captive power generation capacity stands at 258 MW comprising of a 108 MW coal-based unit, a 30 MW dual-fuel unit which operates on a mixture of coal & furnace gas and a 120 MW coal-based unit. While the Power Business Unit primarily caters to captive requirement, there is some surplus which is supplied to the State Grid. It is noteworthy that our location next to a major load centre helps grid stability.
Our focus is on efficient, environment friendly operations. The input of furnace gas and CFBC boiler technology in the 30 MW & 120 MW units besides an on-going project to convert fly ash to bricks and low density aggregates (which is a substitute for stone chips) are apt examples.
A captive coal block being developed by Utkal Coal Ltd (UCL) - an SPV in which IMFA hold approximately 80% equity - will become operational soon thus adding to our competitive strength.