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RPower Commences Commercial Operations At Its Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project

4/4/2013 3:50 AM ET

Reliance Power Ltd. (RPOWER: Quote) said the first 660 MW unit at the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project had been successfully commissioned on March 30.

The 3,960 MW Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project is the largest integrated power plant and coal mine project in the world. This is also the first integrated coal mine and super-critical power plant to be commissioned in India.

As already announced, coal production has commenced from the Moher and Moher-Amlohri coal mines. The Chhatrasal coal block has also received forest clearance and is under development.

The electricity generated from the project will be sold to 14 distribution companies across seven states benefiting an estimated 35 crore people.

Te Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project is largest integrated power plant and coal mining project in India with an estimated investment of over Rs.23,000 crore.

Chief executive Officer J.P. Chalasani said, "The successful commissioning of the first unit in record time is a clear demonstration of the execution capabilities of Reliance - the ability to build large power and coal mine projects ahead of schedule.

At the BSE, Reliance Power shares are currently trading at Rs.64.65, up down 2.19 percent from the previous close.

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