Reliance Power

The Uttar Pradesh government is reviving the long-pending Rs 3,000 crore Rosa Power Project at Shahjahanpur, promoted by the AV Birla Group.

– October 2005

The power plant got synchronised with the state grid, becoming northern India’s first thermal power plant in the private sector to do so. Around 20 MW of power flowed into the state grid from 300 MW Phase-I of the power project, which went operational.

– December 2009


Current Openings

Rosa Stage II is the second phase of the 600 MW coal based generation capacity which became commercially operational in March, 2012.

Of the power generated from Stage II, entire 600 MW will be sold to Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) at a cost plus tariff determined by Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC). 

The construction for the 600 MW Rosa Phase II picked up in full swing after the financial closure was achieved in July 2009. Phase II of the project entailed an investment of around Rs. 3,100 Cr and was funded with a Debt-Equity ratio of 75:25.The Boiler, Turbine and Generator (BTG) which are the main equipments for the plant was sourced from Shanghai Electric Corporation (SEC), China.

The project will use Coal as the primary fuel. The coal will be supplied from the Ashoka Coal mines of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL). The coal mines are located in Jharkhand and the coal will be transported by Railways over a distance of 870 kms.

The entire 600 MW of power generated for off-take by UPPCL will be evacuated through a dedicated transmission line to the UPPCL substation, located approximately 20 km from the project site.


The water required for the power plant will be sourced from Garrah river located a kilometer from the project.


Key Features

  • Rosa Phase II has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for its entire generation capacity (600 MW) with Uttar Pradesh Power Company Limited (UPPCL) on a cost plus tariff basis based on Tariff Guidelines set by the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC)
  • Central Coalfields, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited will be supplying the needed fuel for the plant
  • The project has achieved financial closure with a consortium of banks led by IDBI Bank


  • Impact of Project on Environment

    600 MW Rosa Thermal Power Plant is situated in Rosa village of Shahjahapur district of Uttar Pradesh.

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  • Project’s Social Welfare Plan

    At Rosa, Reliance Power is actively involved in Corporate social responsibility in a big way,

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