JPL commissions 600 MW unit in Chhattisgarh

Jindal Power Limited (JPL), a company promoted by Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), has successfully commissioned the second unit of its 4×600 MW expansion project in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district, a release said Monday

The plant at Tamnar is the country’s first mega power project in the independent power plantcategory, said a company press release here.

The company’s second unit had now been declared available for commercial operation (COD) within a time frame of 28 months from the boiler erection stage which is a record for a unit of this size, it claimed.

With this, JPL’s total power generation capacity has now reached 2,200 MW. The first unit of 600 MW was declared COD March 14 after getting commissioned on March 10 this year.

These two units have achieved COD within a gap of 16 days which is a record for any power station in the country, it claimed.

The company in the statement also informed that the third unit of 600 MW is completed and ready for synchronization, while it plans to commission its fourth unit of 600 MW by October 2014.