Essar Power Hazira Limited’s 270 MW power project in Hazira is consistently operating at close to 100 per cent capacity utilisation, within three months of the commissioning of the second unit (135 MW). The plant can run on multiple fuels like coal, corex fines and corex gas simultaneously, and can also utilise excess gases from the process units for steel-making operations. The plant is also helping bring down Essar Steel’s power procurement costs, while lending reliability and flexibility to the steel-making process. Close to 80 per cent of Essar Power Limited’s targeted capacity of 6,100 MW, comprising both captive and independent power producer assets, are now operational. In October 2016, Essar Power commissioned Unit 2, Phase I (2×30 MW) of the 120 MW Paradip power project. Earlier, in May 2016, the company restarted the first unit of its 1,200 MW Mahan power project after a 19-month shutdown.