K M Dayashankar
PEDDAPALLI: The Singareni Thermal Power Station in Jaipur of Mancherial has emerged as the number one thermal power station during the last eight months period of the financial year 2022-2023.
Till November 30, 2022, the 1200 MWs STPS has generated 6385.11 million units of power at a plant load factor of 90.86 which is the highest PLF among all the 250 and odd power stations of the government-owned and private in the country.
According to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) report, the 2600 MWs NTPC Korba in Chattisgarh state secured second place with a PLF of 90.01 per cent and 2000 MWs NTPC Singrauli secured third place with a PLF of 89.94 per cent.
Commissioned in the year 2017, the STPS has achieved 100 per cent PLF on several occasions. It had so far generated 51,547 million units of power. Appreciating the power plant’s progress, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao sanctioned another 800 MWs plant on the same premises in Jaipur.
Singareni chairman and managing director N Sridhar said that Singareni is taking all measures to generate 3,000 MWs of power by the year 2026. Already, they were generating 1200 MWs of thermal power and 300 MWs of solar power. The Singareni would add 800 MWs of the thermal power plant and generate 1,000 MWs of solar power by installing floating solar panels in all major reservoirs in the state and achieve the milestone of 3,000 MWs of power by 2026.