Reliance Power has synchronised the first of two units of its 600MW Butibori Thermal Power Project near Nagpur in Maharashtra.
Power generated from the plant will mainly be distributed to industrial as well as distribution utilities in Maharashtra, the company said on Tuesday.
The first unit of the plant has been synchronised in a record time of just over 21 months from boiler erection to synchronisation. The second 300 MW unit of the plant is also on track for commissioning before the end of this calendar year.
The investment of over Rs. 3,600 crore in the Butibori plant represents one of the biggest investments made in Maharashtra. The plant is among the most compact-sized thermal plants in the country with its 600 MW capacity requiring no more than 275 acres of plant land.
J.P. Chalasani, the Chief Executive Officer of Reliance Power said: "Reliance Power continues to create benchmarks and Butibori demonstrates our expertise and experience in building large-scale power projects."
"With Butibori our operating capacity goes up to 1540 MW. The projects under construction are progressing satisfactorily and with our diversified portfolio of coal, gas, hydro, wind and solar projects, we are well on track to emerge as the largest integrated private sector power company in India," he said.
The Butibori power plant is environment friendly with zero effluent discharge using the reverse osmosis method. Also, the entire ash generated by the plant will be utilised by Reliance group's own cement plant.