The company reported a consolidated net profit of 27.38 billion rupees ($329.6 million) in the three months to Dec. 31. Adani Power's profit had tanked 96% to 87.7 million rupees in the year-ago quarter on surging fuel costs.

The company has since been reporting higher quarterly profit.

Electricity generation in India rose 8.7% from a year earlier in the December quarter, which analysts attribute to festive activities and strong industrial demand.

Earlier this week, rival JSW Energy reported a 28% jump in quarterly profit.

India's industrial output grew at its fastest pace in 16 months in October, with a 20.4% increase in electricity generation, data from the Ministry of Statistics showed. Industrial output rose 2.4% in November, and data for December is due next month.

The increase in industrial power consumption bolstered Adani Power's revenue, which increased 67% to 129.91 billion rupees.

The results come as shares of Adani Group companies inch to levels seen prior to a scathing report from U.S. short-seller Hindenburg Research in January last year, alleging improper use of tax havens and stock manipulation. The conglomerate has denied all allegations.

While the group lost $150 billion in market value in the initial months following the report, it has since pared losses to about $47 billion.

Adani Power is one of the two main Adani Group companies that have exceeded their pre-Hindenburg levels, the other being Adani Ports.

($1 = 83.0820 Indian rupees)

(Reporting by Varun Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Eileen Soreng)