Angul, Dec 22 (UNI) For the first time since its operational in 2004, the NTPC owned 3000-MW Talcher Super Thermal Power Plant (TSTPP) at Kaniha, has achieved a record feat in terms of power generation.
The plant has been maintaining a daily average plant load factor (PLF) of 103 per cent from the beginning of the current month by producing about 75 million units per day as against the installed capacity of 72 million units per day.
NTPC sources claimed that a very few plants of the power major so far has attained sustainable PLF up to 103 per cent. The plant performance has been a monthly average of 99.32 per cent PLF in month of June last against the NTPC all India average of 97 per cent.
It has come down to about 90 per cent PLF in four subsequent months due to shut down of one unit of the plant but again picked up from the end of the last month to reach 103 per cent PLF from the beginning of the current month.
The generated power is evacuated to at least 17 states including Orissa as per the allocation and Orissa is at present drawing 400 MW from the pool.
The Kaniha plant has got the distinction of being the only NTPC power plant in the country which has received highest ever coal on a single day.
On December 6 last it drew a whopping 80,582 tonne of coal getting 13 rakes in a single day from two coalfields of Mahanadi coalfield Limited.
Earlier Ramagundam and Korba units of NTPC could receive 78000 and 76000 tonne of coal respectively on a single day. As regards to Coal stock position the plant was also now comfortable in coal as there is stock of more than 4.5 lakh tonne to feed the plant for eight days, sources said.