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Singareni thermal unit achieves 89% PLF

Singareni thermal unit achieves 89% PLF
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The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) thermal power plant at Jaipur near Mancherial has achieved a plant load factor of 89 per cent for the...

Kothagudem: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) thermal power plant at Jaipur near Mancherial has achieved a plant load factor of 89 per cent for the seven-month period ending in October compared to 71 per cent by the TS Genco, 67 per cent by the AP Genco and NTPC’s 79 per cent.

SCCL Chairman-cum-Managing Director N Sridhar congratulated the thermal power station staff and officials for the achievement and wished to register impressive PLF in future creating a niche at the national level. In October, the thermal power station recorded a PLF of 96.53 per cent, the highest after August (98.43 per cent).

The second unit achieved the highest PLF of 98.92 per cent compared to the first unit’s 94.13 per cent. The thermal plant supplied 9,724 million units, including 4,839 million units by the first unit, to the power grid at Gajwel. Similarly, in the last seven months, the SCCL had produced 318 lakh tonnes of coal, as against the 308 million tonnes during the corresponding period last year, registering a growth of 3.06 per cent. During the same period, the SCCL transported 350 lakh tonnes of coal, as against 312.5 lakh tonnes of coal during the corresponding period last year, 12.16 per cent.

The SCCL removed record level overburden of 205.84 million cubic meters during the past seven months as against the 157.41 million cubic meters, achieving a milestone in the company’s history. It registered a growth of 30.77 per cent growth in over burden clearance. The company’s Chairman and Managing Director N Sridhar congratulated the staff and officers for the growth.

The SCCL achieved growth rate over and above the growth recorded by the Coal India Limited. It registered 3 per cent growth in moving the coal as against the latter’s growth of 1.6 per cent. The coal India achieved a growth of 6.7 per cent in overburden clearance as against SCCL’s 30.7 per cent.

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