50 MW Power Plant (Phase I), Ratija, Chhattisgarh
We have set up 50MW blended coal (blend of raw coal and coal rejects) fired power project in the Korba district, Chhattisgarh, under the first phase of the Ratija Power Project through Spectrum Coal and Power Limited, our wholly owned subsidiary.
The project site is located in the Ratija Village in the Korba district, Chhattisgarh, and is adjacent to our existing coal beneficiation operations in the Ratija Village. The site is located 30 kilometres from Korba (nearest town). Korba is the nearest railway station and is at a distance of 30 kilometres from the project site.
The primary fuel for the Ratija Power Project is coal rejects blended with raw coal. We received an approval dated July 6, 2005 from the Ministry of Coal for long-term coal linkage for an amount of 0.098 million tons per annum to be blended with coal rejects, in order to meet our requirements of fuel. This has now expired and we have requested the Ministry of Coal to grant an extension. We entered into a Fuel Supply Agreement dated April 27, 2009, for the supply of coal rejects with Reliance Infrastructure Limited.
We entered into a long-term PPA with a private sector player in 2009 for the sale of power that will be generated by the Ratija Power Project. The PPA gives the customer a right of first refusal to purchase up to 15 MW of electricity generated from the power plant in Ratija. The PPA is valid for a term of 15 years from the date of commencement of commerical operation of the power project. We have entered into a power purchase agreement dated December 5, 2013 with Chhattisgarh State Power Trading Company Limited for sale of 5% of the net power generated at variable cost.
Power Grid Corporation, in accordance with the terms of the bulk power transmission agreement entered with Spectrum Coal and dated April 30, 2009, has granted open access to the Ratija Power Project for 100 MW which, on request of Spectrum Power, is reduced to 60MW. The agreement has granted connectivity to Spectrum Coal though Power Grid Corporation's Sipat Pooling Station in the Western Grid.