Adani Power Maharashtra Ltd, which has synchronised its two units at Tiroda in Gondia district, is all set to commission its third unit later this month, a senior company official has said.
The power plant in Gondia, about 150 km from here, had ran into trouble when the coal block allotted to them in Lohara near Tadoba forest (Chandrapur) was cancelled since it was located in deep forest in eco-sensitive zone.
However, Adani Power Maharashtra -- a 100-per cent subsidiary of Adani Power -- which had drawn an ambitious plan to set up 3,300 MW power plant (5x660), decided to go ahead with import of coal, seeking coal linkage from Coal India besides an alternative coal block exclusively for its Tiroda plant.
First two units had been synchronised on August 28, 2012 and on January 30, 2013, and the third unit will go full steam anytime later this month, O P Bhardwaj, Plant Head at Tiroda, told reporters here yesterday.
The thermal power plant is the biggest in central India and the first supercriticial technology-based unit, he said.