The 2x600 MW thermal power station of Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. (SCCL) near Jaipur in Mancherial district has been adjudged as the eighth best thermal power generation station in the country during the first half of the current financial year based on its plant load factor (PLF).
According to the SCCL officials, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) recently selected 25 thermal power projects in the country based on their performance, particularly the PLF. Based on the PLF achieved by the top 25 stations, and the Singareni project was placed eighth.
It’s the best ranking achieved by a thermal power project in the two Telugu States and the other project that has found a place in the top 25 is Ramagundam super thermal power station with 82.04% PLF at 19th position, the SCCL officials said. The SCCL Chairman and Managing Director N. Sridhar complimented the employees of the power project for achieving the performance.
The 3250 MW Budge Budge Thermal Power Station in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal has achieved the top slot with the highest PLF of 99.77% during the April 1-September 30 period this year.
Stating that Singareni thermal power station has been achieving best performance since the beginning, the officials said it had achieved its best PLF of 98.43% in August this year. The first unit of the project had achieved 100% PLF in April this year and the second unit had achieved 100% PLF in February and May months this year, the officials said.
On the generation front, the power station had produced energy of 4,613 million units (MU) during the first six months of the current financial year and supplied 4,325 MU of it to the grid.
Since the commissioning (commercial operation declaration) of the first unit during the last week of September last year and that of the second unit in the first week of December last year, the power station had generated 8,862 MU energy and supplied 8,272 MW of it to the grid.