The station is now executing the stage-II expansion
NTPC Regional Executive Director (South) Ambarish Nath Dave on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the track record of Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station and exuded confidence that it would achieve 100 per cent plant load factor (PLF).
During an interaction with the media, he said that the stage-I comprising 500x2 MW units had achieved a generation of 4,777.39 million units at 93.02 PLF during the current financial year (up to October). Simhadri station, which is now executing the stage-II expansion with two 500 MW units, generated 8,520.69 MU at 97.27 PLF during last fiscal. The station achieved over 97 per cent PLF for two consecutive years.
Mr. Dave said the station achieved more than 101 per cent monthly PLF – four times during 2010-11. The unit two of stage-I achieved had set a new record for continuous running for 216 days.
He said the shore-based plant was one of the best in the country with the adoption of several best practices adopted by world-class power companies. As part of eco friendly measure, bio diesel and medicinal plants were planed all around the project.
The officials said that a dedicated taskforce had been put into action to address the issues of ash dyke and other related works.