Adani arm seeks licence to expand power distribution in parts of Mumbai

Adani Group company has sought licence for expanding its power distribution business into more areas of Mumbai, including the country’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).

Adani Electricity Navi Mumbai (AENM) has approached the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for a distribution licence in some pockets of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region along with its listed parent Adani Transmission Limited. The company is aiming to get licence to distribute power in areas exclusively served by the state-owned Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited in Mumbai’s suburbs Mulund and Bhandup, and also Thane district, Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Kharghar, Taloja and Uran. The groupis also vying to distribute power to the country’s largest container port JNPT located near Navi Mumbai.