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Reliance Power’s Sasan project starts commercial operations

Reliance Power on Thursday said it has started electricity generation from the first 660-mw unit of Sasan ultra mega power project.

The first unit of the 3,960-mw Sasan UMPP in Madhya Pradesh was commissioned on 30 March, the company said in a statement.

Power generated from the project would be sold to 14 distribution companies across seven states.

'The Sasan UMPP is the largest integrated power plant and coal mining project in the world with an estimated investment of over Rs 23,000 crore,' Reliance Power said.

Reliance Power Chief Executive Officer J P Chalasani said the 'successful commissioning of the first unit in record time is a clear demonstration of the execution capabilities of Reliance the ability to build large power and coal mine projects ahead of schedule'.

According to the company, coal production has commenced from the Moher and Moher-Amlohri coal mines. The Chhatrasal coal block has also received forest clearance and is under development.


State run power major NTPC, which had proposed to invest over Rs 11,000 crore to set up a 1,600 mw coal-based project at Gajmara, Odisha, has reportedly decided to relocate it to Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh, due to delays in land and environmental clearances.
We have pulled out of the project... there were delays in land acquisition, problems of environment and forest clearance. We have shifted the Gajmara project  to Gadarwara,’ an NTPC official said here. NTPC currently operates two thermal power plants Talcher Kaniha (3,000 mw) and Talcher (460 mw) in Odisha.
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