NTPC Ltd’s Talcher thermal power station achieved its ever best highest single day generation of 11.496 million units of electricity at 104.13 per cent plant load factor (PLF) on Wednesday, the company said.
The station had topped the national ranking for Highest Capacity Utilization among all power stations of the country during 2015-16.
With an installed capacity of 460 megawatt, station has four units of 60 MW and two units of 110 MW each. First 60 MW unit of the station was dedicated to the nation on February 7, 1968 making it the oldest power station in the state of Odisha.
The station shall enter 50th year of operation early next year.
Talcher Thermal was taken over by NTPC from the erstwhile Orissa State Electricity Board in 1995 and had already outlived its prime.
“Turnaround story of Talcher Thermal is a masterpiece of NTPC’s operation and maintenance practices which led to its life enhancement and spectacular journey from 19 per cent PLF in 1995 to a PLF of 90 per cent plus for the last eight years,” NTPC said. Andrus Peat Womens Jersey