Reliance Power on Tuesday announced that the fifth 660 MW unit of its 3,960 MW Sasan ultra mega power project has commenced generation.
With this, the total operational capacity of the Sasan plant in Madhya Pradesh has reached 3,300 MW, Reliance Power said in a release.
Last unit is in advanced stages of construction and will be commissioned over the next few months, the statement added.
Coal production has already commenced from the 20 million tonnes Moher and Moher-Amlohri coal mines associated with the power project.
After the completion of the fifth unit of Sasan, Reliance Power's generation capacity has increased to 5,185 MW which includes 5,100 MW of thermal capacity and 85 MW of renewable energy based capacity. The fourth unit of the plant was commissioned in May this year.
Madhya Pradesh gets 1,000 MW power from Sasan which will be 1,500 MW in the near future. The state is getting power from the Sasan UMPP at the rate of 70 paise per unit.
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