GMR expands power generation capacity

GMR Infrastructure has expanded its power generation capacity to 2,136 MW by commissioning the second unit of its power plant in Odisha.

The GMR Group is establishing 3×350 MW coal-based thermal power plant at Kamalanga in Odisha’s Dhenkanal District. The first unit of 350 MW commenced generation on April 30, 2013. The second 350 MW unit of GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL) was declared commercially operational on 11 November 2013.

This project is part of the company’s plans to generate as much as 5,038 MW.

Power produced from GKEL is being supplied to GRIDCO Limited in Odisha in line with the long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Besides Odisha, GKEL would supply power to Haryana, Bihar and other parts of the country.

GKEL secured coal linkage for all its 1050 MW capacity by signing Fuel Supply Agreements with Mahanadi Coalfields Limited.

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Source: BS

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SUMIT KUMAR

Executive at India Electron Exchange

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