Reliance Power was incorporated as Bawana Power Private Limited on January 17, 1995, its name changed to Reliance Delhi Power Private Limited by a special resolution of the members passed at the EGM on February 1, 1995. On January 23, 2004 the Name got changed to Reliance EGen Private Limited by a special resolution of the members passed at the EGM. On March 5, 2004 the name changed to Reliance Energy Generation Private Limited by a special resolution of the members passed at the EGM. Finally on July 4, 2007 the name got changed to Reliance Power Limited by a special resolution of the members passed at an EGM.
The company was established to carry on all or any of the business of producers, manufacturers, generators, suppliers, distributors, transformers, converters, transmitters, processors, developers, stores, procurers, carriers and dealers in electricity, all form of energy and any such products and by-products derived from such business including without limitation, steam, fuels, ash, conversion of ash into bricks and any product derived from or connected with any other form of energy, including, without limitation to conventional sources such as heat, thermal, hydel and/or from non-conventional sources such as tidalwave, wind, solar, geothermal, biological, biogas and CBM.
Reliance Power Limited is part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and is established to develop, construct and operate power projects domestically and internationally. The Company on its own and through subsidiaries is currently developing 13 medium and large sized power projects with a combined planned installed capacity of 28,200 MW, one of the largest portfolios of power generation assets under development in India. Our 13 power projects are planned to be diverse in geographic location, fuel type, fuel source and off-take, and each project is planned to be strategically located near an available fuel supply or load center. The identified project sites are located in western India (12,220 MW), northern India (9,080 MW) and northeastern India (2,900 MW) and southern India (4,000 MW).
They include six coal-fired projects (14,620 MW) to be fueled by reserves from captive mines and supplies from India and abroad, two gas-fired projects (10,280 MW) to be fueled primarily by reserves from the Krishna Godavari Basin (the 'KG Basin') off the east coast of India, and four hydroelectric projects (3,300 MW), three of them in Arunachal Pradesh and one in Uttarakhand. Reliance Power has acquired the two ultra mega power projects of 4,000 MW each at Sasan in Madhya Pradesh and Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The 7,480 MW project to be located at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh is expected to be the largest gas-fired power project at a single location in the world. We intend to sell the power generated by these projects under a combination of long-term and short-term PPAs to state-owned and private distribution companies and industrial consumers.
Reliance Power's 4,000 MW Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (SUMPP) using super-critical technology has been registered with Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board (CDM-EB) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The registration with CDM-EB allows Reliance Power’s Sasan Project to earn certified emission reduction (CER) credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2.Reliance Power’s Project is the world’s largest power generation plant ever registered.