Power Update

RGPPL to upgrade Dabhol power plant

November 2010

A plan to add 2,100 MW of capacity to the Dabhol power plant has been approved by the board of Ratnagiri Gas and Power (RGPPL), which runs the plant. The capacity addition is estimated to cost Rs 8,820 crore. The gas-based project has a total project area of about 1,700 acre. It also has an associated liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.

The Dabhol project was originally planned with a generation capacity of 2,150 MW, but was scaled down to 1,950 MW because of problems existing with the equipment. It achieved full load on March 31, but is currently generating 1,600 MW as control upgrades are being done on one machine.

Contact: Ratnagiri Gas and Power. Tel: 011- 2436 7089. Fax: 011- 2436 1003. Website: www.rgppl.com