Vindhyachal generates record 37,539 MUs in 2018, 2019

09 April 2019

State-owned power giant NTPC recently said that its Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station generated a record of 37,538.97 million units (MUs) in 2018 and 2019.

Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station

The plant, with an installed capacity of 4,760 MW, was able to surpass its previous best of 37,496 MUs generated in 2017 18 through enhanced operational efficiency.

After achieving an annual plant load factor (PLF) or capacity utilization of 90.03% against the national average of 60.85% for coal-fired thermal power stations, the plant has further been able to attain a leadership position, recording the second-best PLF among NTPC stations.

Although having a large fleet of 13 units in operation, the plant has consistently been able to maintain a plant availability of 90% plus for the past 10 years.

The plant has undertaken efforts for environment conservation, synonymous with NTPC's vision. It has successfully operationalized the country's first 100% FGD (flue-gas desulfurization) in its Unit 13 of 500 MW, helping bring down sulfur oxide levels, while simultaneously started retrofitting FGD in 4 × 500 MW units, and is at the award stage for remaining units.

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