Mumbai: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power (R-Power) on Monday said its ultra mega power project (UMPP) in Sasan, Madhya Pradesh, has been connected to the national grid. “RPower has commissioned the 440-kv switchyard at the Sasan plant. With this, the 3,960MW Sasan ultra mega power project is now connected to the national grid,” the company said in a statement.
The project is now ready to draw electricity from the grid to provide start-up power for the first 660-mw unit, which is nearing completion, five months ahead of the schedule, it said.
“The same switchyard would enable evacuation of the power to seven states which would be using power from the Sasan plant,” the release said. R-Power has already commenced production from the 20 million tonne Moher and Moher-Amlohri coal mines, “The Sasan plant thus has both the fuel as well as the off-take systems in place for its commissioning ahead of schedule,” it said.
The company plans to supply power from the Sasan plant to the seven states at Rs 1.19 per unit.
R-Power has sued HT Media Ltd, publisher of Mint, in the Bombay high court over a 12 May 2010 front-page story in Mint that it disputed. HT Media is contesting the case.