Phase 1 of Dabhol power project starts up

Phase 1 of the Enron International-led Dabhol Power Co. megaproject began operating May 25. The first phase involves 826 MW of capacity, initially fired on naphtha. Enron and its partners have just secured financing for the second phase, expected to cost nearly $2 billion and add 1,624 MW of capacity, to be fired on natural gas. India's watershed Dabhol power project has begun operations. The plant is near the city of Dabhol on India's western coast, about 150 km south of Mumbai (OGJ, Sept. 7, 1998, p. 44). Phase 1 of the Dabhol project has variable fuel capability but will be fired on naphtha until Phase 2 starts up. Phase 1 is owned by a joint venture compr...

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