Salaya I, in Gujarat state, is Essar Energy's first coal fired power project and has been built at a total investment cost of US$1.1 billion. Most of the power produced will be sold to the Gujarat state electricity utility, GUVNL, under a long term contract.
Salaya I is one of three power projects due to be commissioned by Essar Energy in 2012, the others being the 1,200MW Mahan I project and the 510MW Vadinar P2 project. Together these three projects will add 2,910MW of capacityand will take Essar Energy's total installed capacity to 4,510MW.
Naresh Nayyar, the chief executive officer of Essar Energy, said: "We are making good progress in completing our construction projects and in our transformation to an operational energy company. The commissioning of the second unit at Salaya is welcome news and represents further evidence of this progress."
Source- Economic Times