Reliance Power’s 3,960MW supercritical coal-fired plant approved for carbon credits

Source: Reliance Power

Reliance Power’s imported coal-based 3,960 MW Krishnapatnam Ultra Mega Power Project (KUMPP), has been registered with Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board (CDM-EB) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

CDM registration allows Reliance Power’s KUMPP to earn Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), each equivalent to one tonne of CO2. These CERs can be traded and sold, and will result in significant revenues for Reliance Power.

With the CDM registration of Krishnapatnam UMPP, Reliance Power has further strengthened its position as the world leader with CDM power generation capacity of 7,920 MW.

Reliance Power’s 3,960 MW Sasan UMPP became the first UMPP to be registered with UNFCC for carbon credits earlier this year.

With the registration of Krishnapatnam UMPP with CDM-EB, Reliance Power has become the largest supplier of CERs among the Indian power generation companies with 3.48 million CERs.

Reliance Power’s Krishnapatnam UMPP is a 3,960 MW (6 units of 660 MW each) supercritical technology based on imported coal at Krishnapatnam, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Supercritical and ultra-supercritical power plants use more efficient boilers that cut coal consumption per MWh.

Coastal Andhra Power Limited has entered into a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the offtakers of power for its entire capacity at a competitive tariff of Rs. 2.33 per kWh. The project would supply power to 11 off-takers in 4 states.

The estimated project cost is about Rs. 17400 crores

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