To generate over 3,300 MW by the end of the XI Plan

SHAJANPUR: Anil Ambani Group company Reliance Power on Monday said it planned to become over 3,300-MW company by the end of the Eleventh Plan (2007-12).

“By March 2012 we would be able to generate over 3,300 MW of electricity,” Reliance Power CEO J. P. Chalasani told reporters while inaugurating the first unit of the company’s Rosa thermal power plant.

The 1,200 MW Rosa power project, 600 MW Butibori in Maharashtra and two 660 MW units of Sasan Ultra Mega Power Projects in Madhya Pradesh would be commissioned by the end of the XI Plan, Mr. Chalasani added.

The company announced the first 300 MW unit of Rosa power project had commenced generation.

The project was being set up in two stages of 600 MW each, of which the 300-MW unit was inaugurated on Monday.

The stage one of the power project will supply the entire power to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) for which a power purchase agreement was signed on November 12, 2006.

The coal for the project would be sourced from the Ashoka mines in Jharkhand.

The electricity generated from this power project would be fed into the grid (UPPCL) in six weeks from now.

The project involves an investment of Rs. 6,000 crore. — PTI