Essar Power is one of India's leading private power producers with over 15 year operating track record. The company's power business currently has five operational power plants in India and one operational power plant in Algoma, Canada, with a total installed generation capacity of 3,830 MW.
Essar Power — Hazira (515 MW)
Commissioned in October 1997, the Essar Power-Hazira power plant is a multi-fuel (naphtha, high-speed diesel, natural gasoline liquid and/or natural gas) combined-cycle power plant located near the Essar Steel facility in Hazira, Gujarat.
Essar Steel and GUVNL, the Gujarat State power utility, purchase 215 MW and 300 MW of the power, respectively.
Bhander Power — Hazira (500 MW)
The Bhander Power-Hazira plant, located in Hazira, Gujarat, is a natural gas-fired combined-cycle captive power plant. The plant was commissioned in 2006 and commenced full commercial operations in October 2008.
Essar Steel and other Essar Affiliated Companies are responsible for providing the natural gas required by the Bhander Power-Hazira plant, and in turn take the power generated pursuant to their PPAs with Bhander Power .
Salaya — Gujarat (1,200 MW)
The Salaya power plant, located near Essar Oil's refinery complex at Vadinar, Devbhumi Dwarka district, Gujarat, is an imported coal-fueled thermal power plant with two 600-MW generation units. Salaya I Unit 1 (600 MW) started commercial operations from April 2012 and the second unit of 600 MW got commissioned in June 2012. Both the units of the power project have been operating exceptionally well.
Currently the coal for the power plant is being imported from Indonesia and in future coal for the plant will be extracted from Essar Energy's captive coal mine in Indonesia.
Salaya plant has been awarded for its environment credentials.It has been recognised for being the lowest Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emitter amongst all coal fired power plants in the country.
Mahan I — Madhya Pradesh (1,200 MW)
The Mahan I power plant is a 1,200 MW (2x600 MW) captive coal-fired pit-head power plant located in Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh. Mahan I Unit I began commercial operations on April 29th, 2013.
Algoma Power Plant — Canada (85 MW)
Essar Power (Canada) (formerly Algoma Energy LLP) owns and operates the Algoma Power Plant in Ontario, Canada. This 85 MW co-generation plant was commissioned on June 13, 2009. The plant's facilities include two 375,000 pound/hour boilers and a 105 MW turbine. The power plant converts waste gases from Algoma Steel, into electricity and steam for the steelworks. And 63 MW of the power produced is sold to the Ontario Power Authority pursuant to a 20 year power purchase agreement which expires in 2029.
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