Bhubaneswar: Global infrastructure major GMR Group Tuesday said the second unit of its coal-based 1,400 mega watt (MW) power plant in Odisha has started commercial operation.

The GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL) is setting up 4×350 MW coal-based power plant at Kamalanga in Dhenkanal district, about 100 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar, in two phases of 3×350 MW and 1×350 MW, respectively.

The first unit of 350 MW commenced generation April 30. The second unit of 350 MW started commercial operation Monday, the company said in a statement.

Power produced from GKEL is being supplied to GRIDCO Limited in Odisha in line with the long-term Power Purchase Agreement. Besides Odisha, GKEL would supply power to Haryana, Bihar and other parts of the country.

Source: IANS