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Essar Energy synchronises Salaya-I power plant with grid news
25 November 2011

Essar Energy plc, the India-focused integrated energy company, on Monday announced the synchronization of the first of two 600 megawatt units at its Salaya I power generation project in Gujarat with the transmission grid.

The 1200 MW coal-fired Salaya power project is one of three Essar Energy power plants due to be commissioned by March 2012. The others are the 1,200MW Mahan I project and the 510MW Vadinar P2 project.

Together, these three projects will add 2,910MW to the existing capacity of 1,600MW and take Essar Energy's total installed capacity to 4,510MW. A further seven power projects are under construction, which will take the total to 9,670MW by the first quarter of 2014.

''The synchronisation of unit 1 at Salaya, together with the others due in the coming months, will almost triple our power generation capacity. The three generation projects now nearing completion will transform cash flows and profitability within our power business,'' said Naresh Nayyar, chief executive of Essar Energy.

Work is on for the development of 600 MW unit 2 at Salaya for synchronisation with the grid, Essr Energy said in its release.

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Essar Energy synchronises Salaya-I power plant with grid