Tata Power on Thursday said it has started commercial operation of another 120-MW unit at its coal-based power plant at Jojobera, in Jamshedpur.
Commercial operation of the latest 120-MW unit at Jojobera -- dubbed Unit 5 -- began on March 27.
Unit 5 has been running on a full load since March 16, the private sector power utility said in a statement.
"With the addition of this unit, the total capacity of the Jojobera thermal power station is now 547.5 MW. This unit will supply power to Tata Steel Limited to meet the increasing demand for power for the company's Jamshedpur works," Tata Power said.
Tata Power Managing Director Anil Sardana said commercial operation of Unit 5 at Jojobera marks a significant step toward augmentation of power supply to meet the requirement of Tata Steel.
The equipment suppliers for this project include BHEL, HAIL, TPL and MBPL.
The Jojobera thermal power station has an installed capacity of 427.5 MW -- unit 1 of 67.5-MW capacity and units 2, 3 and 4 of 120-MW capacity each.
"The 120-MW Unit 5 is an asset of Industrial Energy Limited (IEL), a joint venture between Tata Power and Tata Steel, which was set up to develop new captive power projects (CPPs) to meet the power requirements of Tata Steel," the statement said.