Jaypee Group forayed in power sector after reforms had begun in the country and private sector was invited to participate in the beginning of the 8th five year plan. It has been a pioneer in this sector and its performance outshines those of its peers. During the 8th five year plan (1992 to 1997), the total power added was 16422 MW, out which private sector contribution was 1430 MW. In the 9th five year plan (1997-2002), a total of 19015 MW power was added to the grid and 5061 MW (hydro – 86 MW and Thermal – 4975) was added by the private sector. The 10th five year plan saw an addition of 19011 MW to the country’s national grid. Out of which the private sector added a total of 1931 MW (hydro – 700 MW and Thermal – 1231 MW). The entire 700 MW of hydropower added in the 10th plan five year plan was by the Jaypee Group.
Jaypee Group is the only integrated solution provider for Hydropower projects in the country with a track record of strong project implementation in different capacities and participation in projects that have added over 8840 MW of Hydroelectricity to the National grid between 2002 to 2009 - AN UNPARALLEL FEATURE IN INDIAN POWER SECTOR.
Jaypee Group is the largest hydropower producer in the private sector with its three operational power plants, that are, 300 MW Baspa-II (Himachal Pradesh), 400 MW Vishnuprayag (Uttarakhand) and 1000 MW Karcham-Wangtoo (Himachal Pradesh). By 2020, the total power generation capacity (including hydro & thermal) will be 13470 MW.
Besides this, 300 MW Baspa-II Hydroelectric Power Station was successful in bagging GOLD SHIELD for meritorious performance in power sector from the Ministry of Power for the year 2007-08, a step forward from the SILVER SHIELD, Baspa-II HEP won for the year 2004-05. While 400 MW Vishnuprayag Hydropower Project of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd (JPVL) was awarded 1st Prize in the category “Energy & Power’’ by the Essar Steel ‘Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2010’ in association with E18 and CNBC TV18.
After having established a strong presence in the Hydropower sector the Group has initiated its entry into Thermal Power Generation, Power Transmission and also forayed into Wind Power.