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Essar appoints ex-KSK executive Kumar to head Salaya power unit

Essar Energy plc's power utility Essar Power has appointed Ramesh Kumar as managing director of Essar Power Gujarat, a special purpose vehicle for the group's 1,200 mw-unit at Salaya.

Kumar joins Essar Power from KSK Energy Ventures, where he was the managing director of the holding company, 
KSK Electricity Financing India and also held the position of president - operations and looked after the operations of various arms of the group.

At Essar, Kumar will be responsible for the entire operations of Essar Power's imported coal fired 1,200 mw Salaya power plant. He will report to KVB Reddy, executive director, Essar Power.

Essar Power, part of the 
Essar Group that is controlled by billionaire brothers Shashi andRavi Ruia, has seven operational power plants in India and one operational power plant in Algoma, Canada, with a total installed generation capacity of 3,910 mw. The company has 6,700 mw of projects under execution.

Essar Power also has access to approximately 500 mt of coal resources across seven coal blocks in India and overseas.