Leading private power producer, Tata Power, on Monday said it has achieved full-load generation of the 525 MW unit 1 of the Maithon mega power project at Dhanbad in Jharkhand.

The full load generation was achieved on June 30, after the successful synchronisation of the unit under the requisite standard requirements, the company said in a statement issued here on Monday.

Maithon Power Limited (MPL), the 74:26 Joint Venture between Tata Power and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is implementing a 2 x 525 MW coal-fired power project power in Jharkhand.

The release said that MPL has firmed up fuel supplies from Coal India Limited and its subsidiaries and has also signed a fuel supply agreement (FSA) with Bharat Coking Coal for supply of coal to the project.

MPL has signed power purchase agreements (PPA) and power evacuation arrangement has been put in place by Power Grid Corporation of India.

The power generated from this project will not only be supplied to DVC, but will also be exported to power deficit northern states, the release said.

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