Chandigarh, Feb12 ,The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd. (HPGCL) has once again beaten its own record and has set a new benchmark by generating 622.71 Lakh Units of electricity in a single day on February 11, 2011, which is the highest ever daily generation since its formation. The previous highest generation of 582.60 Lakh Units of electricity in a single day was achieved by HPGCL on February 08, 2011.
Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Managing Director of HPGCL said here on Saturday that this was a land mark achievement as the corporation has crossed 600 Lakh Unit milestone for the first time. He congratulated the HPGCL employees for this achievement and motivated them by saying that every achievement should spur them to keep on improving their performance.
Commenting on the performance of HPGCL generating stations, he added that the prestigious 1200 MW RGTPP Khedar was well on its way towards stabilization and has generated 225.30 Lakh Units on this day, at PLF of 78.23 %, which was also the highest since commissioning of plant. He added that the plant employees were working round- the- clock to achieve maximum generation from this plant on a sustained basis, inspite of the fact that it was getting very poor quality of coal from M/s Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd, (MCL),Orissa. He informed arrangements have been made to get the indigenous coal washed and to procure imported coal. The performance will improve further with improved coal quality.
Regarding performance of other power stations he informed that Panipat Thermal Power Station (PTPS) generated 277.46 Lakh Units at a Plant Load Factor (PLF) of 84.52 %, in spite of 110 MW Unit-2 be under shut down due to its overhauling. The 210/ 250 MW Units of PTPS-2 achieved an excellent PLF of 96.77 % on this day. The DCRTPP Yamunanagar also performed well by generating 114.42 Lakh Units at a PLF of 80 %.
He further stated that the HPGCL, on an average, had targeted to supply around 500 lakh units of electricity daily to the State in the month of February 2011. The contribution by the HPGCL generating Units shall help minimizing State’s dependence on other power supplying agencies. It also helped in less over-drawls from the northern grid, for which the State had to pay a higher cost. EOM