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Anil Ambani power project gets UP nod

business Updated: Jun 14, 2007 02:11 IST
M Rajendran

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday gave the go ahead for the three private sector power projects in the state, Rosa, Anpara 'C' and Srinagar.

Promising that all necessary steps would be taken to improve power supply in the state, Mayawati said her government had initiated action to set-up projects of 3,000 MW capacities in Bara and Karchana in Allahabad district as well, with private sector participation through international bidding.

The construction work on Rosa Power Project began on February 28 2007 at project site in Shahjahanpur district. The project is being developed by Reliance ADA Group, which will generate 600 MW power from stage I and supply to consumers in Uttar Pradesh. The project was taken over by Reliance ADA Group from Aditya Birla Group in November 2006.

A Rosa spokesperson said, "We are committed to complete the project and start the commercial operation within the timeline promised to the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission." The state government in November last year approved the upgrade of coal based Rosa thermal power plant from 600MW to 1,200MW, soon after Reliance Energy Ltd (REL) acquired the Rosa power supply Company.

Of the additional 600 MW to be generated, 300MW will be sent out of state. The Project is expected to substantially improve the electricity supply condition in Central and western UP.

UP power corporation Ltd (UPPCL) has already signed a power purchase agreement with REL on buying power from Rosa plant. Soon after the signing, the Energy Task force approved the application of REL for increase in the capacity of the plant from 600MW to 1,200MW, a company statement said.