Bajaj synchronises third 660 MW unit of Lalitpur power plant

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Bajaj group today said it has synchronised the third 660 MW unit of its power plant at Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Shishir Bajaj-led group has presence in sugar, personal care products and power businesses among others.

"The Lalitpur Power Generation Co Ltd (LPGCL), part of the Bajaj Group, has set up a 3x660 MW Power Plant at Lalitpur in Bundelkhand (UP). It successfully synchronised its third Unit of 660 MW today," the group said in a statement.

First and second units of 660 MW each were commissioned in September 2015 and January 2016, respectively, and have already achieved full load capacity, it added.

The third unit is planned for commissioning shortly, which will result in attaining full capacity generation of 1980 MW at the Lalitpur power plant.

"This will then be the biggest thermal power plant dedicated to Uttar Pradesh," the statement said.

The Bajaj group with total revenues of USD 3.25 billion and an asset base of USD 4.4 billion has interests in power, sugar, ethanol, real estate, personal care products and infrastructure.

The group's power venture includes Bajaj Energy Pvt Ltd, with 450 MW thermal power generation commissioned in 2012 and the Lalitpur Power Generation Co Ltd with a total of 1980 MW thermal power generation capacity.