Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) has, for the second successive year, achieved highest annual PLF (Plant Load Factor) amongst all the state sector thermal power units in the country.
As per the report published by Central Electricity Authority, Ib Thermal Power Station (ITPS) of OPGC has achieved highest PLF of 87.92 per cent in the financial year 2016-17, which is also the 5th highest PLF achieved among all power plants in India, said a statement on Wednesday.
In the FY 2015-16, ITPS had topped the list of state sector generating stations with PLF of 84.5 per cent.
It is a result of OPGC’s consistent efforts to maintain efficient power production and aid the state in meeting the power requirements in Odisha, the statement added.
OPGC, which currently has two thermal power units of 210 MW each, is expanding its capacity with a capital outlay of Rs 11,547 crore by setting up of two more units of power plant of 660 MW capacity each at Ib Thermal Power station.
The units are scheduled to be commissioned towards the end of the financial year 2017-18.