LUCKNOW: Reliance Power has successfully commissioned its fourth unit of 300 MW at Rosa Thermal Power plant making the 1,200 MW project fully operational. The fourth and last phase of 300 MW was scheduled to be completed by July 2012 but the company was able to speedily execute the work and commission it four months ahead of schedule.
Reliance Power announced on Monday that the last phase of 300 MW was synchronized and achieved full load on March 28.
Chairman and Managing Director, UP Power Corporation Ltd, Avnish Awasthi said that after successful completion of 72 hours full load test the fourth unit of the Rosa project was declared commercially operational on March 31. He said that the additional power they would get from this unit would come as a major boost to the state as the summer months start.
CEO, Reliance Power, JP Chalasani said that the 1,200 MW Rosa plant is consistently operating above 95% Plant Load Factor and ranks among the best.
The Rosa power plant set up with an investment of over Rs 6,000 crores in Shahjahanpur district, comprises of four units of 300 MW each and is the first new thermal power project to be set up and become operational in Uttar Pradesh during the last two decades.
JP Chalasani, said “The Rosa project is special to us as its is Reliance Power’s first operating power plant. Our team has once again demonstrated its ability in construction and commissioning of big projects”.
He said that the 1,200 MW Rosa plant would supply its full capacity to the state. It would contribute about 15% of UP’s total energy requirement and provide 5,000 direct and indirect jobs.