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 up a window of opportunity for us to enter the area of power generation.

Subsequently, when the Graphite Electrode capacity was increased from 30,000

tonnes/annum to 66,000 tonnes/annum, a Coal Based 25 MW captive Power Plant was also commissioned in 2005 and is running successfully. The main equipments including the Turbine were sourced from BHEL, India.