Reliance Power announced that its 1200 MW Rosa Thermal Power Project in Shahjahanpur, U.P, is now fully operational, with the commissioning of fourth and last unit of the project. The Rosa Power Project, which was scheduled to be completed in July, this year, with the commissioning of second unit of Phase 2, has been fully commissioned on March 31, 2012, four months ahead of the schedule. With the achievement of this remarkable feat, Reliance Power has yet again proved its ability to execute large scale projects in record time.
Final 300 MW unit of Rosa Project was synchronized and achieved full load on March 28, 2012.Immediately after the successful completion of 72 hours full load test, the CoD (Date of Commercial Operation) of Unit-4 of Rosa Project was declared on March 31, 2012. Earlier, Unlt-3 of the projectwas also brought online In December, 2011, three months in advance, compared to scheduled implementation in March, 2012.Rosa Power Project, which comprises four units of 3Q0 MW - implemented in two phases, has set many landmarks and records in thermal power plant construction, testing & commissioning and commerclial operations.With the completion of entire 1200 MW, Rosa Power Project has achieved the distinction of becoming the first new thermal power project to be set up In the state during last 20 years. Rosa Power Project is also the first independent thermal power project in Noth India to be brought online and represents the largest ever private sector investment in Uttar Pradesh with an Investment outlay of over Rs 6,000 crore.
The project is consistently operating at above 95% plant load factor (PLF) and ranks among top three private power plants in the country and features in the list of top 10 plants among all the power plants of the country In terms of high availability and PLF.Speaking on the occasion, Shrl J P Chalasanl, CEO, Reliance Power said, "Rosa occupies a special place in Reliance Power's portfolio as it Is the first operating power plant of the company. The achievement of our teams in construction and commissioning of the Rosa Project is commendable and unmatched in the Indian Power Sector, This experience gives huge confidence for our ongoing and future projects."
1200 MW Rosa Power Project will supply its full capacity to the State of Uttar Pradesh. The project will contribute for over 15% of the state's total energy requirement and will light up about 30 lakhs households of the power starved state. Completion of Rosa Project will help reduce U.P.'s power deficit significantly. The project has also played a vital role in socio-economic development of the area by creating 5,000 direct and indirect Jobs and instituting vocational and skill enhancement programmes to enhance the employabllity of locals.