Reliance Power turns 3960MW power project operational in Madhya Pradesh, India

30 March 2015 (Last Updated March 30th, 2015 18:30)

Reliance Power has commissioned a 660MW unit at the 3,960MW Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Madhya Pradesh, a state in India.

Reliance Power has commissioned a 660MW unit at the 3,960MW Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Madhya Pradesh, a state in India.

This marks the sixth and final unit installation for the facility, which is located at Sasan.

The facility is developed by Sasan Power, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Power. The resource had five previous unit installations within a year, each having a capacity to generate 600MW of power.

The Indian power developer has completed the project 12 months ahead of the power purchase agreement (PPA) schedule.

"Reliance Power has completed the project 12 months ahead of the power purchase agreement (PPA) schedule."

Sasan UMPP is the largest integrated power plant and coal mining project in the world, claimed Reliance Power.

Construction for the pit-head coal-based project had involved an investment of Rs270bn($4.3bn).

Three captive coal mine blocks, namely the Moher, Moher Amlori extension, and Chhatrasal, have been allocated for the power producing facility.

Power generated at the facility will be sold at a uniform tariff of Rs1.196/kwh to 14 Indian distribution companies from seven states including Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

Coal production has already been initiated at the 20MTPA Moher and Moher-Amlohri mines.

The fully operational project raises Reliance Power’s capacity to 5,945MW, out of which 185MW is generated from renewable resources and 5,760MW account for its thermal capacity.