The plant is located in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The project is being implemented by Vidarbha Industries Power Limited (VIPL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)and a subsidiary of Reliance Power.
The project comprises of two units of 300 MW each with one unit being developed as group captive and the other unit as an Independent Power Project (IPP). Power generated from the project would be sold through short term/medium term/long term contracts.
Construction activities are going on in full swing and the project is expected to start generating power in FY 2012-13.
The EPC contractor is Reliance infrastructure and Shanghai Electric Corporation,China, is supplying the Boiler,Turbine and Generator (BTG) for the power plant.
The project would be using coal as the primary fuel.Coal would be supplied by Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) and would be transported by the Railways. The water requirements for the power plant will be met from Vadgaon Dam on the Vena River in Nagpur District.
The evacuation of the power from the project would be through the transmission networks of Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company.
The chief minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan laid the foundation stone of power project of Reliance Power.The coal-based power project will come up at Butibori industrial area near Nagpur.
- The power plant would be using sub-critical technology.
- The project achieved financial closure with a consortium of banks led by Axis Bank in July 2009.
- This 600 MW power plant is one of the most compact power plants in the country.
Impact of Project on Environment
The construction phase of the project comprises various activities each of which may have an impact on some or other environmental
Project’s Social Welfare Plan
As in other projects, Reliance is committed to the social welfare of the local population