Essar Power has delivered a strong operational performance in 2016-17, with its power generation moving up 49 per cent. Apart from generating more power, the company added 165 megawatt (MW) capacity to its portfolio by commissioning one unit each at its Paradip and Hazira plants. The generation increased 57 per cent year-on-year in the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
With the commissioning of the second 135 MW unit of the 2×135 MW Hazira power plant in Gujarat, the project is now fully commissioned and operating at full load.
The second 30 MW unit at the 4×30 MW Paradip power plant in Odisha was also commissioned in the last financial year. With this, half the targeted capacity of 120 MW for the Paradip power plant has been commissioned.