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Reliance Power’s Butibori plant has two units synchronized

Private sector power generation company in India and a part of the Reliance Group Reliance Power Ltd. said it had synchronized the second of the two 300 MW units of its Butibori Thermal Power Project near Nagpur in Maharashtra and simultaneously achieved the coal firing of the unit.

Power generated from the plant will be distributed to industrial and distribution utilities and will help reduce the demand-supply gap in Maharashtra.

The first 300 MW unit achieved full load in earlier this year in August. With the commissioning of the second unit, the full 600 MW capacity will be available from the Butibori plant, the company said.

The Butibori power plant is environment friendly with zero effluent discharge. Also, the entire ash generated by the plant will be utilized by Reliance group’s own cement plant.

Chief Executive Officer J.P. Chalasani said, ‘With this our operating capacity goes up to 1,840 MW. We are continuing to create benchmarks in building and operating large-scale power projects.

Its flagship project in Sasan is also progressing at a rapid pace and we expect to commission the first 660 MW unit of the Ultra Mega Power Project in the near future.

We are well on track to emerge as the largest integrated private sector power and resource company.”

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