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JAN 03 2013

Butibori Thermal Power Starts generation from its 2nd Unit

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Thu 03rd JAN 2013

Reliance Power has synchronized the second of the two 300MW units of its Butibori Thermal Power Project near Nagpur in Maharashtra. The unit has been synchronized on Jan 2, 2013 in the early hours and simultaneously coal firing of the unit has been achieved.

Reliance Power on Wednesday synchronised the second of the two 300-MW units of its Butibori thermal power project near Nagpur in Maharashtra. Power from the plant will help reduce the supply gap in the state and distributed among industrial consumers and distribution utilities, the company said in a statement.

The first 300-MW unit had achieved full load in August last year. With the commissioning of the second unit, the full 600 MW capacity of the project will be available from the plant.

The Butibori plant is among the most compact-sized thermal units in the country, with its 600 MW capacity requiring not more than 275 acres of land. The plant is environment friendly with zero effluent discharge. Also, the entire ash generated by the plant will be utilised by Reliance group's own cement plant.

"With this our operating capacity goes up to 1,840 MW. We are continuing to create benchmarks in building and operating large-scale power projects. Reliance Power's flagship project in Sasan is also progressing at a rapid pace and we expect to commission the first 660 MW unit of the Ultra Mega Power Project in the near future. We are well on track to emerge as the largest integrated private sector power and resource company," the statement quoted Relianc Power CEO J.P. Chalasani as saying.

Reliance Power, a part of the Reliance Group, is India's leading private sector power generation company. The company has the largest portfolio of power projects in the private sector based on coal, gas, hydro and renewable energy, with an operating portfolio of 1,840 megawatts. The company also has the largest captive coal reserves in the private sector, estimated at over two billion tonne. Besides, the company is developing three coal mines in Indonesia and is also developing coal bed methane based generation capacity.


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