Reliance Power synchronises first unit of its 600MW Butibori thermal plant in Maharashtra

Reliance Power has synchronised the first of the twin-unit 600 MW Butibori Thermal Power Project near Nagpur in Maharashtra. Power generated from the plant will be distributed mainly to industries and distribution utilities in Maharashtra.

The Butibori Thermal Power Project was set up by Vidarbha Industries Power Limited, a 100-per cent subsidiary of  Reliance Power. The synchronisation of the first 300 MW capacity was achieved in the evening of 25 June 2012, the company said in a filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

"The first unit was synshronised in a record time of just over 21 months from boiler erection to synchronisation,"  Reliance power disclosed in the filing.

The second 300 MW unit of the plant is also on track for commissioning before the end of the calendar year, it added.

Reliance Power has invested over Rs3,600 crore in the Butibori power project, one of the biggest single investments in the state.

The 600 MW plant has been so compacted that it required only 275 acres of land.