Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station sets new record
India’s largest 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) has achieved yet another milestone by generating a record 1144 million units against the target of 1009 million units of electricity during July 2009 and surpassed the previous best of 1091 million units achieved during July 2008.
The Power Station is generating 36.9 million units of electricity daily. The cumulative generation of NJHPS up to 31st July 2009 during the current financial year is 3299 million units against the target of 3218 million units. This has been achieved at a time when country at a large is facing acute power shortage due to weak monsoon and less availability of water in the rivers.
The Plant availability factory (PAF) achieved by NJHPS during the month of July 2009 is 105.26% and cumulative plant availability factory for the station achieved is now 102.88%. This is the highest PAF achieved by the Central Sector Hydro Power Station operating in Northern Grid.
NJHPS is owned by the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL). According to RP Singh, director (electrical), SJVNL, this record generation was possible due to excellent management of silt, water and machines both in terms of operation and maintenance of NJHPS.