Adani Power (APL) is the largest private thermal power producer in India. The company has an installed capacity of 13,610 MW with three-fourth of its fleet comprising of super-critical plants spread Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, apart from a 40 MW solar power plant in Gujarat. The company ranked first among companies in the electric utility sector in India in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), according to a global ESG benchmarking audit conducted jointly by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and Standard & Poor's Global (DJSI S&P). in 2020. With a percentile score of 71, it stood 33rd among 283 companies mapped in the report globally.
The CSA provides multiple layers of ESG intelligence gauging company's sustainability footprints with regards to Environment, Social, and Governance & Economics Dimension scores. APL scored 62/100, well above the average World Electric Utility score of 43/100.
According to the report, the achievement demonstrates APL's efforts in streamlining management systems, business excellence and most essentially its sustainability reporting in congruence with the global best practices and indicators for ESG.
Supercritical Plants 68.26% (9290 MW)
Sub-critical 31.74% (4320 MW)
With three-fourth capacity dependence on super-critical power plants, APL saved 9 lakh tons of CO2 in FY 2019-20. This is approximately equivalent to 1150 trips around the earth, by a commercial passenger plane or CO2 absorbed by 60000 acers of full grown forest in a year.