New Delhi: Reliance Power on Friday said it has started electricity generation from the second 660 MW unit of the 3,960 MW Sasan ultra mega power project in Madhya Pradesh.

With the commissioning of the Sasan UMPP second unit, the company’s overall generation capacity has crossed 3,200 MW.

The second unit of the project has commenced power generation in shortest time of just about a month from boiler light up, Reliance Power said in a statement.

“This was made possible by adopting innovative commissioning methods. Balance four units are in advanced stages of construction and will be commissioned over the next few months," it said.

The Anil Ambani group firm now has 3,205 MW power generation capacity, including 3,120 MW of thermal and 85 MW renewable energy sources.

According to the statement, the company’s overall generation capacity would touch 6,000 MW by mid-2014.

Sasan UMPP is the largest integrated power plant and coal mining project in the world, it added.

“Coal production has already commenced from the 20 million tonnes Moher and Moher-Amlohri coal mines associated with the power project," the statement said.

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.

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