"The first unit achieved synchronization with the grid on 2nd October, last week," GMR said in a statement.

The unit used fuel oil to achieve this first synchronization. The project has been implemented on
multiple packages concept by Doosan of Korea. Work on the second unit of 685 MW is in progress, the statement added.
Since 2013, the GMR Group has commissioned two coal-based thermal power plants – the 2x300 MW EMCO Energy at Warora in Maharashtra and three units of the 4x350 MW GMR Kamalanga Energy at Kamlalanga in Odisha.
The GMR group signed the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Government of Chhattisgarh for the power plant in 2008 and received environment clearance and consent to establish the same in 2011.
Besides Chhattisgarh, this plant will cater to the power needs of other states in the country.
"The plant incorporates advanced super critical technologies that optimize fuel and water usage and support our commitment to environmental sustainability," G M Rao, Group Chairman of the GMR Group said.

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