The unit is expected to generate six million units of electricity every day.

The company said the balance of the plant activities was completed and the unit was connected to the grid in February 2012.

Coal firing was done in the first week of May 2012, after the availability of the permanent chimney.

Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam awarded the contract to BHEL for setting up unit 5 and unit 6 at the thermal station extension, each with a capacity of 250MW.

The nature of the work for BHEL under the contract included manufacturing, supplying, erecting, testing, and commissioning the main plant along with the associated auxiliaries and civil works required for the thermal project.

BHEL’s Power Sector- Northern Region will erect and commission the equipments that are provided for the project from the company’s plants based in cities of Haridwar, Trichy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bhopal and Jhansi.

BHEL is an integrated power plant equipment manufacturer.