Power generation in Haryana down by 22.6% -- CEA
V K Gupta | 01 Aug 2013
The power generation from Haryana's own thermal plant has come down as state is deepending heavily on power purchase in this election year.
The power generation in Haryana took a nosedive as HPGCL's own generation
fell short by 22.6% % in June as dependence on power purchase increases.
Central Electricity Authority (CEA ) in its latest report has mentioned
that the thermal generating stations in Haryana were supposed to give plant
load factor(PLF) of 74.07% in June but its generation was limited to
equivalent of 57.36 % PLF.
The report further mentions that the three major thermal plants in Haryana
generated 2100 million units less in first quarter of the current
financial year against the given targets .
Central Electricity Authority (CEA) in its latest report has
mentioned that three thermal plants namely Panipat, Khedar and Jhajhar
thermal plants generated less power in first three months of year 2013-14
against the assigned targets.
1360 MW Panipat thermal plant generated 1667 million units (MU)
against the target of 2362 MU. 1200 MW Khedar thermal plant missed
the target by 270 MU and was able to generate 1027 MU only.
The maximum shortage was reported from 1320 MW Jhajjar thermal plant
which produced only 759 MU against target of 1892 MU. Yamuna Nagar thermal
plant though generated less power but was not in CEA list as
it contains names of only those plants which missed targets by atleast 100 MU.
The main reason beyond the less generation by states thermal plants mentioned in the
report was reduced demand in the state.Practically the power demand in state has
grown by more than 10% but the Haryana Government's decision to purchase 1424 MW
from Adani on long term basis is the only reason for backing down its own units.
The decision to purchase power from private producer may be politically correct
in the election yearas there is no scheduled power cuts in the stae. This decision
will prove counter productive when tariff order for next year will be issued or
fuel surcharge shall be further increased for consumers.
By backing down its own thermal units HPGCL incurs fixed charges and it only saves
running charges which mainly comprises of fuel charges.The expenditure incurred on
keeping the units idle will be reflected in its balance sheet.
Even today Haryana's own generation is 1925 MW whereas the power supply in state
exceeds 6100 MW.Six thermal units of Panipat thermal plant.one each of Yamuna Nagar
and Khedar are under shut down due to so called no demand.