Shimla: Overcoming a generation loss of 22 days in peak season because of a forced shutdown on account of heavy silt in River Satluj, SJVNâ€™s 1500 MW Natpha Jhakri plant has been able to cross the 6000 million units (MUs) generation mark ahead of schedule.
Because of efficient handling of the plant, we were able to reach the 6000 MU generation mark on 22nd November, which was 178 MU more than the scheduled target for the day, said RP Singh director electrical SJVN.
Targets set out at the start of the financial year had projected 6000 MU of electricity generation by 12th December, he added.
He said that the management was forced to shut the plant for averting damage to machinery because of heavy silt in the river for 22 days in July and August.
Being the countryâ€™s largest hydro-electric plant, it is designed to generate 6612 MU of power but has been surpassing the design energy target in successive years. In 2009-10 the plant generated a record 7019 MU of power and is headed to surpass the current years target of 6700 MU soon.
In its 7 years of operation the plant had generated 42180 Mu of electricity, easing the demand for power, especially peaking power across the northern grid.
The power station is supplying power to the nine northern grid states namely Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh & Delhi.