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January 12, 2012

First unit (660 MW) of CLP’s Jhajjar Project commissioned…

image CLP India today said that the first 660-MW unit of its thermal power project at Jhajjar in Haryana has started generation. "The first 660 MW unit of CLP India's Mahatma Gandhi Thermal Power Project (MGTPP) in Jhajjar has been synchronised or is ready to produce electricity," an official statement said. Haryana would receive 90 per cent of the electricity produced from the power plant, which is expected to contribute towards minimising the shortage of power in the state. The foundation stone of this project was laid on January 10, 2009. "Being one of the first supercritical projects in India to be synchronised, this achievement marks a significant milestone not only for CLP India but also for the Indian power sector," Rajiv Mishra, Managing Director, CLP India said. The second of the two 660MW units is expected to be synchronised in the next 5-6 months. The total cost of this project will be approximately Rs 6,500 crore.

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