RPower commissions Rosa projects 3rd unit

Written by Noor Mohammad | Noor Mohammad | Rosa (UP) | Updated: Dec 29 2011, 08:08am hrs
Reliance Power (RPower) on Wednesday started supply of another 300 MW power to Uttar Pradesh from its Rosa plant three months ahead of schedule. This would come as a relief to the state which is facing acute power demand-supply gap and where power distribution companies remain financially constrained to buy expensive electricity from the free market.

This is a notable achievement and it demonstrates our proven track record of executing large projects in time, JP Chalasani, CEO, RPower said while briefing reporters after the commissioning of the project. He also used this occasion to drive home the point that the ongoing debate over the quality of Chinese power equipment has become irrelevant, citing the robust performance of the Rosa plant. UP faced power shortage of 1,005 MW on Tuesday, as per data available with the northern region load dispatch centre. The commissioning of the third unit of the Rosa plant could not have come at a more opportune moment for the BSP-run state government as UP is going to polls in February.

Reliance is investing more than R6,000 crore to develop the 1,200 MW Rosa power plant. The tariff for the project works out to be R3,00 a unit. On commissioning of the full capacity, which is expected by next March, the project will supply electricity to 3 lakh households in the state.