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Essar Power Transmission Company, an arm of Essar Power, expects to commission the 337-km Mahan-Sipat transmission line being put up at an investment of Rs 2,000-crore by January.
The line is primarily built to evacuate power from the 1,200-mw Mahan Thermal Power Project and connect to the grid.
The 400-kv line extends from Mahan in Madhya Pradesh to the Sipat pooling station in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh that is connected to the national grid, and will be commissioned by January, KVB Reddy, chief executive of Essar Power told today.
The company has already commissioned the 105-km 400 kv Gandhar-Hazira transmission line in April 2013.
Currently, the Mahan project is fulfilling its PPA obligation to Essar Steel Hazira through a 22-km loop-in- loop-out on the 400 kV Vindhyachal-Korba line, which was also built by Essar Power and commissioned in April 2013.
Essar Power operates three transmission lines spanning 470 km across three states.
Essar Power has an operational capacity of 3,745 mw, and 1,260 mw is under development. Of the operational capacity, 2,730 mw is coal-based and 1,015 mw is gas-based. Its operating plants are at Mahan, Hazira, Salaya, and Paradip.
A 1,200 mw plant at Tori in Jharkhand, and a 60 mw plant (phase II) at Paradip in Odisha are under development.
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