Shimla: Glacial melt and a vigorous spell of monsoon rains having increased hydro flows in the catchment regions of Himalayan rivers that has led to improved generation with state sector power company SJVN registering a 12.29% jump in generation in the June ending quarter and on Wednesday (6 June, 2022) recorded the highest ever single day generation at its largest hydro power station.
Chairman & Managing Director SJVN, Sh. Nand Lal Sharma informed that the 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station logged a record generation of 39.507 Million Units (MU) of electricity on Wednesday, which is the highest the plant has ever recorded in a single day since it came into operation in 2003.
The Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station is the largest hydropower plant in the country. The highest generation previously recorded in a single day was on 16th August, 2021 at 39.493 MU. The hydro power plant is designed to generate a maximum of 36 MU in a day.
“In current fiscal year, the power station has been operating at highest ever Plant Availability Factor of 110.114% superseding the previous record of 109.971%,” said Sharma.
From the 6 operational power stations, Sh Sharma informed, the company recorded a generation of 2736.3 MU in the first quarter of the current financial year, which is 12.29% higher than the power generated in the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year.
“Technical expertise and excellence in plant maintenance and optimum utilization of the available resource has led us to this achievement. Our Power Stations have been setting and surpassing records in generation which reflects our commitment to be part of the expeditious carbon neutral growth of the nation,” said Sharma.
SJVN is a diversified power company with a portfolio spread across hydropower, thermal power, solar power and wind power generation. It is also into power transmission and power trading. The Shimla based central public sector undertaking is also executing hydropower projects in Nepal and Bhutan.