Shimla: Having clocked a generation of 1069 million units in June, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVNL) that operates the countryâ€™s largest 1500 MW Nathpa-Jhakri hydropower plant bettered in previous best of 976 MU in 2007 for any given month record generation.
Vijay Verma, SJVNL spokesman said that on account of the record generation during the month, all the beneficiary states in northern India – Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Chandigarh, J&K and Himachal Pradesh benefited immensely.
Himachal Pradesh, as an equity partner, gets 25% of the electricity generated at bus bar rates, and another 12% free of cost.
During the year 2008-09, the power station had achieved a record generation of 6609 million units against the MoU target of 6600 million units.
NC. Bansal, general manager Nathpa-Jhakri said, this record generation was achieved because of excellent management of silt, water and machines.
So far, this project has produced more than 31,400 MU of electricity during the last 5 years of commercial operations and has thus contributed a lot to the growth of Indian economy.
The power station is scheduled to generate 6600 million units of electricity during the year 2009-10.