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Cover Story | October 2018

Generation company with the highest installed capacity (private sector) - Reliance Power

Reliance Power (RPower) is a constituent of the Reliance Group (Anil Ambani), one of the leading business houses in India. RPower has developed and constructed a large portfolio of power generation projects and a coal mine in India. RPower presently has 5,945 MW of operational power generation capacity and a 20 million tonne per annum capacity operating coal mine. <p></p> <p> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Operational Performance </span><br /> RPower's projects have demonstrated another year of consistent operational performance. Its flagship, 3,960 MW Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (Sasan UMPP), the world's largest integrated power plant-cum-coal mine, continued to deliver the best in class operating performance in both, coal and power sectors. Similarly, its other generating plants, viz. 1,200 MW coal-based Rosa Power Plant located in Uttar Pradesh, 600 MW Butibori Power Plant located in Maharashtra, 40 MW solar PV plant located in Rajasthan and 45 MW wind power project located in Maharashtra also delivered a strong operating performance. </p> <p>The 100 MW solar thermal plant, located adjacent to the solar PV plant in Rajasthan, generated 105 million units during the year, recording a sharp increase by 30 per cent over the previous year.</p> <p>During 2017-18, all the operating plants of the company which are functioning through its subsidiary companies performed exceedingly well, both in terms of efficiency parameters and profitability. The Plant Load Factor (PLF) of the three thermal plants of the company (Sasan Power, Rosa Power and Butibori Power) accounting for a total aggregate capacity of 5,760 MW was 85 per cent as against the all India average of 58 per cent. </p> <p>As mentioned earlier, the Sasan UMPP is the world's largest integrated power plant and the Moher and Moher Amlohri coal mines attached to the plant were the biggest coal mines in the country in terms of total quantity of coal excavated. Including the overburden handled at 74 million CuM, the total volume handled at Sasan coal mine during the year was 86 million CuM, making it the largest mine in the country in terms of volume handled. </p> <p>The Rosa Thermal Plant (1,200 MW) at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, owned by the company's subsidiary Rosa Power Supply Company delivered another year of consistent performance with generation of 7,719 MUs. The Rosa Power Plant received prestigious accolades and awards from prestigious institutions for excellence in CSR, training and for the best practices in HR. The Butibori Thermal Plant (600 MW) in Maharashtra generated 3,307 million units during the year. </p> <p>The solar PV (40 MW) project in Rajasthan generated 69 million units during the year. The solar CSP (100 MW) plant in Rajasthan has achieved a number of operating milestones including achievement of peak load of 132.43 MW during the year. The company's wind farm at Vashpet in Sangli District of Maharashtra also performed satisfactorily during 2017-18.</p> <p> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Key Success Factors </span><br /> - Completion of the first phase capex worth USD 8 billion. <br /> - It has proven track record with strong execution capabilities. <br /> - It has a strong pipeline of projects with 10,000 MW capacity.<br /> The balance sheet is improving with generation of cash flow from operating assets.</p>
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