PSPCL achieves record annual generation of 4939 MUs at own Hydro Plants, highest since formation of PSPCL

PSPCL achieves record annual generation of 4939 MUs at own Hydro Plants, highest since formation of PSPCL

Punjab State Power Corporation ltd.
Public Relations Deptt.
Press Note, Patiala April 1,2020
With good dam level at the beginning of the season, rains and optimum operation of own Hydro plants ,  PSPCL  has generated 4939 MUs in the year 2019-20 and have surpassed its previous  highest Record Generation of 4936 MUs since formation of PSPCL by  own Hydro Plants achieved in the year 2011-12.
PSPCL own hydro plants have generated 31% more energy i.e 1174 MUs more this year than the target of 3765 MUs fixed by the Central Electricity Authority of India by generating  all time second highest ever Generation of 4939 Million Units (MUs) in FY 2019-20. Record generation achieved in 2019-20 is 958 MU more than the Annual generation of 3981 MUs in 2018-19 and 300 MU more than Annual generation of 4643 MUs achieved in 2017-18. However all time highest annual Generation record is 5035 Million Units (MUs)  generated in FY 2005-06 .
Apart from this during 2019-20 Ranjit Sagar Dam, Shahpurkandi has surpassed the all time highest generation in the history and generated 2099 MUs. UBDC, Malikpur has achieved  all time  second highest generation record of 471 MUs. Also Shanan Power House, Jogindernagar has set a new record of maximum generation in the last nine financial years i.e. from 2011-12 to 2019-20 by generating record 565 Million Units (MUs.). This has been possible due to efficient operation and maintenance of all the generating units in Hydro plants by Hydel Team.
PSPCL Chairman cum Managing Director Er Baldev Singh Sran said that all the units at Hydro plants in Punjab have provided much required flexibility and reliability to the Power Grid and helped the Corporation to save money by cutting down costly generation. CMD also congratulated all the employees of Hydel organization for their untiring efforts to surpass the previous second highest record and to maintain highest standards of operation and maintenance of all the generating units in Hydro plants. Er.Sran said that work on 206 MW Shapur Kandi Power Project(SKPP)  is going on very well and project will be commissioned in 2022.   SKPP besides generating 206 MW will also provide much more flexibility in operation with increased power generation at UBDC Malikpur, in addition to avoiding any wastage of Ravi waters to Pakistan.  He asked PSPCL employees to maintain essential services during this pandemic situation created due to COVID-19. He also conveyed them to take all possible precautions and wished them and their families’ good health.
Issued by Public Relations Deptt./PSPCL,Patiala
Press Note no 13, Dated April 1,2020