RPower to double capacity of Rosa plant to 2,400 mw

In an interesting development in Uttar Pradesh’s power sector, the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company, Reliance Power, has decided to enhance the capacity of its Rosa Thermal power plant in Shahjehanpur from the present 1,200 MW to 2,400 MW at an additional investment of Rs 6,000crore. This was announced by group chairman Anil Ambani on his first tour of the plant in Shahjehanpur here on Wednesday. This would not only rev up the company’s presence in the state’s power sector but also help a power starved state like UP in fulfilling its dream of becoming power surplus within the next few years.

According to reports from Shahjehanpur, Anil Ambani took a chopper ride from Bareilly for a whistle stop tour of the plant. After a two hour inspection of the plant, he was satisfied with the pace of the work and announced that the capacity of the plant will be doubled.

It may be mentioned that the first phase (600 mw) of the Rs 6000 crore Rosa power project got commissioned four months before schedule in December 2009 and the second phase is likely to go full steam in March 2012.

According to reports, since the company already has the land and water linkages in place, the expansion work will be done simultaneously with the ongoing project.

Source – Financial Express

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SUMIT KUMAR

Executive at India Electron Exchange

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