OPGC registers highest plant load factor


Jharsuguda : Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), located at Banharpalli of Jharsuguda District hasachievedhighest annual PLF (Plant Load Factor) of 84.5% amongst all the State run thermal power producer units in the country in the financial year 2015-2016.

According to a report by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), OPGChas achievedhighest 84.5% PLF in the FY16 spanning from April 2015 to March 2016 which is followed by Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO) which achieved 78.45% PLF.

The high PLF indicates OPGCs consistent efforts to maintain efficient power production at its Ib thermal power station that has aided Odisha during this peak power requirement season, said a company release.

Currently, OPGC is operating two thermal power units of 210 MW each at its Ib Thermal Power Station (ITPS) in Ib Valley area of Jharsuguda district in Odisha.It is worthwhile to mention here that OPGC is expanding its capacity with a capital outlay of Rs. 11,547 Crore by setting up of 2 units of power plant of 660MW capacity each at IB Thermal Power station which are under construction. The said units are scheduled to be commissioned towards end of the financial year 2017-18.