The first 300 MW unit of GMR Emco Energy Limited commenced commercial generation of power.

The GMR Group is establishing a 2X300 MW coal-based power project at Warora in Chandrapur District, near Nagpur.

This is the Group’s first coal-based power plant to commence commercial generation. The entire production is committed against Power Purchase Agreements, which have already been signed.

The 300 MW unit was synchronized with the grid on December 10, 2012. Power generated from the plant is being evacuated to Bhadravati sub-station of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.

Work on commissioning the second 300 MW unit is in advanced stages and will be commissioned in the first half of FY14. G M Rao, Group Chairman of GMR Group expressed, “We are very happy to announce the commencement of power generation at our Warora Plant, the Group’s first coal based power plant.”

Prior to this, GMR had a generating capacity of around 800 Mw through the natural gas and other alternate fuel sources.

Courtesy: Business Standard