PSPCL SURPASSES HYDEL GENERATION RECORDS – 69 % MORE GENERATION THAN LAST YEAR

PSPCL SURPASSES HYDEL GENERATION RECORDS – 69 % MORE GENERATION THAN LAST YEAR

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited
Public Relations Office
PRESS NOTE, Patiala Sept.1, 2019

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited  in a press release has informed that in  the FY 2019-20, upto the month of August total hydel generation from PSPCL hydel plants is 2588.5 Million Units (MUs) in comparison to only 1533 MUs in the last financial year (2018-19) during the corresponding period which is 1055 MUs i.e. 69 % more. Previous highest generation from April to August was in FY 2014-15  was 2519 MUs which was also very good year from hydel generation point of view. Good dam levels at the beginning of the season, good rains and optimum operation of all hydel plants by PSPCL has helped to achieve such record results and record generation. 4 units of 150 MW each at RSD have provided much required flexibility and reliability to the power grid.

Maximum Generation during a single day of Ranjit Sagar Dam was 149.02 Lac Units (LUs) i.e. Plant Load Factor(PLF) of 103 % on 28.08.2019, which is more than the maximum daily generation in FY 2018-19 i.e. 133.79 LUs on 24.09.2018 and 141.25 LUs on 10.08.2017 in FY 2017-18.  Similarly,  maximum daily generation of Shanan Power House was 26.61 LUs (101% PLF) on 13.05.2019, which is more than the maximum daily generation in FY 2018-19 i.e. 26.42 LUs (more than 100 % PLF) on 24.07.2018 and 26.19 LUs on 09.08.2017 in FY 2017-18.

U.B.D.C. Hydro Electric Power House also crossed its single day maximum generation by generating 19.56 LUs continuously on 29.07.2019, 01.08.2019 and 06.08.2019 to 16.08.2019.

Hydel Plant FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 FY 2019-20
Maximum Single day Generation in Lakh Units (LUs)
RSD 141.25

on 10/08/2017

133.79

on 24/09/18

149.02

on 28/08/2019

Shanan 26.19

on 09/08/2017

26.42

on 24/07/2018

26.61

on 13/05/2019

UBDC 19.25

on 18/09/2017

19.44

on 04/08/2018

19.56

on 29/07/2019

 

Not only daily generation records have been surpassed, all Hydel projects have generated  record energy  for the period April to August during corresponding period in previous highest generation year FY 2014-15  & last year FY 2018-19:

 

HYDEL PLANT MONTH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST TOTAL UPTO AUGUST
Monthly Generation in Million Units (MUs)
ASHP 2014-15 15.62 84.79 86.42 92.38 87.06 366.28
2018-19 1.93 82.52 75.25 73.30 43.96 276.95
2019-20 25.60 83.03 85.41 78.54 88.70 361.26
MHP 2014-15 23.47 46.43 112.74 137.28 90.13 410.06
2018-19 4.29 52.57 58.15 106.86 68.92 290.79
2019-20 12.16 92.76 109.11 113.83 105.43 433.29
RSD 2014-15 96.67 166.87 258.74 347.84 343.15 1213.27
2018-19 40.47 95.51 100.14 163.01 135.56 534.70
2019-20 164.17 282.24 268.40 206.35 273.79 1194.95
Shanan 2014-15 41.36 66.85 70.38 78.91 61.74 319.24
2018-19 16.13 37.94 61.97 72.52 73.51 262.07
2019-20 62.41 79.72 76.73 79.66 73.47 371.98
UBDC 2014-15 25.93 31.28 41.71 51.99 59.94 210.84
2018-19 13.13 28.94 31.58 48.95 46.39 168.98
2019-20 21.77 47.06 52.56 55.15 50.46 226.99
Total 2014-15 203.05 396.22 570.00 708.39 642.03 2519.69
2018-19 75.95 297.47 327.10 464.65 368.34 1533.50
2019-20 286.10 584.80 592.21 533.53 591.83 2588.47

 

Further, the level of water in Dams at the end of August is very good, so the generation in the remaining seven months is also going to be good. Level of water in Bhakra, Pong & RSD dam as on 31-08-2019 in comparison to last year is :

BHAKRA PONG RSD
Level on 31.08.2019 1675.85 ft 1385.00 ft 523.80 m
Last Year Level 1640.80 ft 1371.62 ft 520.77 m

 

Installed capacities of PSPCL Hydel projects  are:

Anandpur Sahib Hydel Project (HEP) – 134 MW

Mukerian Hydel Project Stage I & II – 225 MW

Ranjit Sagar Dam Hydro Electric Project – 600 MW

Shanan Power House Hydro Electric Project  – 110 MW

U.B.D.C. Hydro Electric Power House Stage I & II – 91.35 MW

 

Issued by  Public Relations Office/PSPCL

PRESS NOTE 88 Dated  Sept.1 ,2019