NTPC Vindhyachal achieves record generation in FY2018-19
Generates 37,539 MUs in FY2018-19 surpassing previous best of 37,496 MUs
India’s largest power station, NTPC's Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station has set a record with generation of 37,539 MUs in FY2018-19. The plant with an installed capacity of 4760MW, was able to surpass its previous best of 37496 MUs through enhanced operational efficiency. Achieving an annual Plant Load Factor (PLF) of 90% against the national average PLF of 61% for coal fired power stations, the plant has further been able to attain a leadership position basis its performance, recording the second best PLF among NTPC stations. Although, having a large fleet of 13 units (6x210MW+ 7x500MW) in operation, the plant has consistently been able to maintain a plant availability of 90% plus since the last 10 years.
In addition to reinforcing its efficiency in the domain of power generation, the plant has undertook efforts for environment conservation, synonymous with NTPC’s vision. It has successfully operationalised India's first 100% FGD in its Unit 13, helping bring down SOx levels, while simultaneously started retrofitting FGD in 4X500MW units, and is at the award stage for remaining units. Further, in a bid to reduce NOx, work for combustion modification in boiler has been awarded for 5X500MW units. Vindhyachal has established 565KWp rooftop solar power generation capacity and concurrently operating a 15MW grid connected solar power plant. Embracing energy conservation measures in its premises, the plant uses LED lighting and has set up electric vehicle charging stations.
For its efforts, the NTPC Vindhyachal plant has garnered laurels, both within the organisation and those conferred by external organisations. The station bagged first position in its Business Excellence Parameters amongst all the NTPC's operating stations and also received coveted Swarn Shakti Puraskar for outstanding CSR works.