HPGCL achieves record power generation

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Chandigarh, Nov 10 (UNI) The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd (HPGCL) achieved a record generation of 458.68 lakh units of power in a single day, which is the highest ever since its formation.

A HPGCL spokesman said here today that HPGCL had bettered its own record of power generation of 457.76 lakh units achieved on September 28 by generating around 92,000 more units of electricity in a single day, yesterday.

He said the 210 MW and 250 MW power generating units of thermal station Panipat achieved a plant load factor (PLF) of 102.71 per cent. As per technical norms, the units had been designed with a margin of three per cent over the rated capacity.

Overall plant load factor of the power generating units at Panipat thermal plant was 91.09 per cent.

Giving details of power generated at the Thermal Power Station Yamunanagar, he said the plant contributed 143.04 lakh units of power to the state kitty. The two 300 MW generating units of the plant achieved a PLF of 99.34 per cent.

He stated that the HPGCL, on an average, had targeted to contribute 368 lakh units of electricity daily to the state in the month of November, 2008.

The contribution by the HPGCL generating units had helped in minimising 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.

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