CESC said it will commission the first phase of a new thermal unit at its Haldia power plan in next three months. The total capacity of the power project is 600MW, but the first phase will involve addition of 300MW capacity. The original plan was to commission (the first phase of) the project in December.
CESC will be commissioning the second phase in January, 2015. The 600MW plant is expected to sell power to CESC’s own consumers in Kolkata and its sub-urban regions at administered tariff.