Dabhol power plant restarts power generation
The Dabhol power plant, owned by Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Ltd (RGPPL), on Friday resumed electricity generation.The power plant was shut for nearly two years due to shortage of domestic gas.The plant is producing 290 MW power initially which will be sold to the Indian Railways. The electricity generation will be further scaled up in the coming months.
This achievement was made possible with the concerted efforts of several stakeholders: union government, which allocated gas under the new pooling mechanism for gas-based power plants, Maharashtra State Government, NTPC, GAIL, MERC and Indian Railways.
RGPPL, promoted by NTPC Limited and GAIL (India) Ltd, was set up to takeover and revive the assets of Dabhol Power Company Project. The company has 1967 MW capacity power plant located at Village Anjanwel, District Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, nearly 330 KM from Mumbai.