In 2010, a group of the following eight Private Power Developers came together and resolved to constitute themselves into Association of Power Producers :
- Adani Power Limited
- AES (India) Private Limited
- CLP Power India Private Limited
- Essar Power Limited
- GMR Energy Limited
- GVK Gautami Power Limited
- Indiabulls Power Limited
- Lanco Infratech Limited.
In a short span of time, APP's membership has grown, and now stands at 27, with the leading private power developers in the country and also includes the major private entities in distribution and transmission. APP is the industry’s premier think tank, and our members constitute over 90% of the existing and planned power capacity in the private sector. In the 12th plan period, about 65% of the power capacity installation was from the private sector. Therefore, APP’s role is to highlight the issues facing the private sector, and ensure timely redressal to ensure that our capacity addition targets can be met.
Importantly, APP also undertakes studies from time to time, in order to highlight strategic issues facing the sector, and proposes long-term policy alternatives to the Government of India. These studies seek to fill the sectoral knowledge gaps and help in informed decision making by the authorities.
APP has been repeatedly acknowledged as a responsible industry representative by the Government of India, and we play a constructive role in the country’s power sector by being an interface between the private sector and the Government of India. APP also provides a forum to the member organisations for addressing issues relating to power transmission and distribution which have upstream impact as well as on the sector in general.
With its registered office at Tolstoy Marg, New Delhi, it's not only the window, but also the eyes and ears of the power sector, especially in the national capital.