BHUBANESWAR: The State-run Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) has added yet another feather to its cap by achieving highest annual Plant Load Factor (PLF) of 84.5 per cent among all State sector thermal power units in the country in 2015-2016.
As per the performance report published by Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Ib Thermal Power Station of OPGC has achieved highest PLF in the last fiscal followed by Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation with 78.45 per cent PLF. OPGC’s consistent efforts to maintain efficient power production has immensely benefited the State in meeting its critical power requirements.Currently, OPGC is operating two thermal power units of 210 MW each at its Ib Thermal Power Station (ITPS) at Banharpali in Jharsuguda district.
The company, a joint venture between Odisha Government and AES, is expanding its capacity with a capital outlay of `11,547 crore by setting up of two more units of 660 MW capacity each. The two units are scheduled to be commissioned towards end of 2017-18 financial year.