Hindustan Power projects today said it had successfully commissioned Unit I of 600 MW of the first phase of its 2520 MW Anuppur thermal power proejct in Madhya Pradesh.
The company has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the governments of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh for 35 per cent and 361 MW earlier, a press release from the company reveals.
The coal for the project has been secured through a fuel supply agreement with South Eastern Coalfields, it said.
The total capacity of the thermal plant is 2520 MW to be developed in two phases of 1,200 MW (2 x 600 MW) and 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW). The first phase of the project has been commissioned at a total project cost of Rs 8,000 crores, it said.
Mr. Ratul Puri, Chairman, Hindustan Powerp rojects said: “The country needs to ramp up its energy generating capacity quickly to be able to meet the developmental agenda. We are committed to the vision of the Government and are focussing on adding capacity while not losing focus on the environment or social impact of the project. This project will play a key role in addressing power sufficiency in MP and UP.”
Mr Raghav Trivedi, President Thermal, said, “The company has pursued an inclusive agenda by reaching out to communities and adhering to the strictest environmental norms. The benefits of investing about Rs 400 crore towards environment-friendly technology like ESP and planting over 81000 trees will be reaped by the communities during the lifetime of the project. We thank the local authorities, community leaders and the people in the surrounding communities for their support. The commissioning is an evidence of the success of the PPP model.”