Reliance Power’s 3960 MW Sasan coal-fired power project to begin commissioning at start of 2013

By Dorothy Davis 

Reliance Power's Sasan UMPP, an upcoming 3,960 MW coal based power plant in Madhya Pradesh. Reliance Power  has announced plans to start commissioning it 3,960-megawatt (MW), coal-fired Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Madhya Pradesh, India by January 2013. The project is the first domestic coal based UMPP awarded in the country by the Government of India. 

Upon completion the power station will be comprised of six units of 660 MW each. Further, the project will employ advanced supercritical technology resulting in higher operating efficiencies and reduced emissions. 

Reliance is currently developing two coal blocks to supply the new station, Moher and Moher-Amlori Extension, which are slated to begin production of dry fuel this year. 

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