KTPP braces for  commercial operations

KTPP braces for  commercial operations
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Telangana Genco is gearing up for the launch of commercial operations (COD) of Kakatiya Thermal Power Project (KTPP) over the next fortnight and authorities have completed overhauling of 12 units with a collective capacity of over 2,200 MW.

Hyderabad: Telangana Genco is gearing up for the launch of commercial operations (COD) of Kakatiya Thermal Power Project (KTPP) over the next fortnight and authorities have completed overhauling of 12 units with a collective capacity of over 2,200 MW.

Authorities at TS Genco said that efforts were being made to ensure there were no power supply issues this summer. Authorities have completed overhauling (repairs) all 12 units in February and fixed a target of 80 per cent production from these plants.

“The Kakatiya Thermal Power Project in the unit-2 of Bhupalpally with a capacity of 600 MW was recently commissioned and the commercial operation (COD) would be announced within a fortnight,” said Director (thermal) of TSGenco M Sachidanandam.

Overhauling of thermal power plants is usually done during rainy season as hydel projects are busy generating power during this period. Because of insufficient rainfall last season, thermal projects continued power generation for a longer duration.

During the previous year, the Plant Load Factor (PLF) was 78.83 per cent and generation was 10,537 million units. The Director said that if the plant generates average 600 MWs of power for 72 hours continuously, the process of COD is completed.

"The plant is currently generating 400 MW," he said. Similarly, the first unit of 600 MW by Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) at Jaipur in Adilabad would also be commissioned by March end. Sachidanandam said that they were trying to increase the project plant load factor (PLF) and have better power production.

He said that 93.75 per cent power was generated at Kakatiya Thermal Power Project unit-1 during the previous year. The corporation was top among the southern states. This would be repeated even this year, he said.

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