Reliance Infra gets nod to increase coal mining at Sasan Power Project

Reliance Infrastructure, the construction and infrastructure arm of the Anil Ambani Group, said it got permission from the ministry of coal to increase its coal mining by about 6%.

Sasan Power Project “has received permission from the ministry of coal, government of India.. to increase coal mining from 17 mln tonne per annum to 18 mln tonne per annum,” the company said.

The Sasan Power Project is one of India’s biggest and has a capacity to produce 3,960 megawatt.

It is also the largest integrated coal-cum-power plant in the world as it has its own coal mines to source its fuel from.

It has three captive coal mine blocks having a production capacity of 25 million tonnes of coal per annum.

The company said the plant has been running at over 100% of its capacity (plant load factor).

“This approval will facilitate Sasan to sustain its operations above 100% PLF,” it said.

The plant is located in Sasan village in Singrauli district in the state of Madhya Pradesh and run by Sasan Power Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Power.

The project is India’s first domestic coal-based plant to be included in the ‘ultra mega’ category.