One of the major bottlenecks plaguing the Indian industry has been the shortage of power. At HEG Limited, we realized this as early as 1995 and overcame this problem by setting up the group’s first hydropower project of 13.5 MW rated capacity in Tawanagar, district Hoshanabad (M.P.) which was commissioned in 1997. The power generated at this unit is wheeled to the graphite plant at Mandideep. This not only ramped up the efficiency of the graphite plant but also opened a window of opportunity in power generation.
Subsequently, when the Graphite Electrode capacity was increased from 30,000 Tonnes/annum to 66,000 tonnes/annum, two Coal Based?30 MW and 33 MW captive Power Plants were also commissioned and are running successfully. The main equipments including the turbine were sourced from BHEL, India.