The Adani Group has become a reputed name for its power business. This business arm is run under the company’s subsidiary company – Adani Power Limited. Said to the largest thermal private power producer in India, the company was ranked #334 in top companies in India in Fortune India 500 list of 2011. Mr. Gautam Adani serves as the Chairman and Mr. Rajesh Adani is the Managing Director at APL.
Since the foundation of APL, the firm has owned the largest network of CNG stations in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Faridabad. Under the leadership of Mr. Rajesh Adani, the company has also synchronized the supercritical technology based 660 MW power generation unit at Mundra. This unit is believed to be the first in the country.
In 2011, the Adani Power Limited was recognized as the firm that considers energy conservation an important task. It was conferred with the National Energy Conservation Award for 2011 by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. The company got the first prize in the thermal power station category for its supercritical technology-based thermal power plant at Mundra. To receive the award, Mr. Rajesh Adani was present that the event. The Union Minister for Power, Mr. Sushil Kumar Shinde, was also one of the attendees who gave the award.
Adani Power Limited has also set up the country’s largest solar power plant (40 MW) in Bitto, Gujarat. Under the supervision of Mr. Rajesh Adani, the firm is operating 3,300 MW of power at Mundra.