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Essar Power: Mahan, Madhya Pradesh

Em News Bureau ,  Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 17:54 Hrs  [IST]

Essar MahanEssar Power Ltd, a subsidiary of Essar Energy plc has announced commencement of operations and synchronization to grid of the first unit of its 2x600-mw Mahan-I power project in Madhya Pradesh. This is Essar Power’s eighth operational power plant and has taken the total generation capacity to 3,910 mw.

The Mahan I plant begins operations using a combination of imported coal and coal sourced from Coal India’s e-auction process. The second unit of the Mahan plant is expected to start commercial operations in the first quarter of FY14.

The Mahan I project represents a $1.2 billion investment by Essar Power. It is the company’s third coal-fired power project to enter commercial operations during 2012, with a total capacity of 2,310 mw. The Salaya I plant, also 1,200 mw, was completed in June 2012 while the 510MW Vadinar P2 plant, completed in November 2012, is providing power to Essar Oil’s Vadinar refinery.

Essar Power’s operational power portfolio of 3,910 mw includes 2,110 mw of captive power plants attached to the steel-making facilities of Essar Group in Gujarat and also Canada. (See table.)

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Project Fuel Location Capacity
Mahan-I (Unit 1) Coal MP 600
Salaya-I Coal GUJ 1,200
Hazira Gas GUJ 515
Bhandar Gas GUJ 500
Vadinar Multi-fuel GUJ 120
Vadinar P1 Gas GUJ 380
Vadinar P2 Coal GUJ 510
Algoma Gas Canada 85
Total for 8 plants     3,910
*Operational plants as of December 31, 2012
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