Web Exclusive | October 2012
APNRL to commission 2nd unit in last quarter
Adhunik Power & Natural Resources (APNRL) plans to commission the 270 mw second unit of its Jharkhand thermal power project by last quarter of 2012-13.
The power arm of Kolkata based Adhunik Group has recently commissioned the first 270 mw unit of the 2 x270 mw coal-fired power project.
The firm entered into an agreement with the state government of Jharkhand for 1,080 mw. In the first phase, 540 mw of generation capacity has been planned out of which the first unit of 270 mw is being commissioned.
Jharkhand State Electricity Board, Power Trading Corporation, Tata Power Trading Company, and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company agreed to buy a cumulative 435 mw from APNRL.
The company has been provided long term transmission open access and has executed Bulk Power Transmission Agreement with Power Grid for 450 mw.
The company will operate this power project by utilizing coal from its captive mines at Ganeshpur non-coking coal block in the Latehar District of Jharkhand, which is expected to be operational by Q2 FY14.