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Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group on Wednesday said it has fully attained commercial operations of the Rs.27,000-crore Sasan ultra mega power project (UMPP) in Madhya Pradesh, some 12 months ahead of schedule, with all the six units generating 3,960 MW of electricity.
The group said this was not only the largest integrated coal-mining-cum-power project at a single location in the world, but that the 20-million Moher and Moher-Amlohri mines, which are also now fully operational, were the largest in the country.
Commissioning the project 12 months ahead of the commercial commencement of the power purchase, the group said the six units, comprising 660 MW each, were now running continuously for 24 hours, and that sive of them had been commissioned in just about 12 months.
“With this, the project has been successfully commissioned 12 months ahead of PPA (power purchase agreement) schedule,” Reliance Power said in a statement here.
“The Sasan UMPP is the largest integrated power plant cum coal mining project at a single location in the world, involving investment of over Rs.27,000 crore,” it added.
Reliance Power’s generation capacity is now 5,945 MW, which includes 5,760 MW of thermal capacity and 185 MW of renewable energy based capacity, it said.