The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is going to impart technical expertise to Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited (MPPGCL) so that it can help better the Plant Load Factor (PLF) in its thermal power stations.
The development is important in view of the sever power crisis in the state and MPCGL’s efforts to increase electricity supply.
“The NTPC will provide technical know-how to us, after studying our three thermal power stations in Madhya Pradesh for six months,’” MPPGCL Chairman cum Managing Director(CMD) Mr R B Agarwal said.
NTPC’s teams will reach MPCGL thermal stations soon and camp there to study the problem areas coming in the way of increasing PLF.
Agarwal said that MPPGCL would pay Rs 80 lakh to NTPC for the job.
The CMD said that NTPC was helping some other states too in improving PLF, adding that NTPC thermal power stations’’PLF was very high.
“MPPGCL had sought help from NTPC as its PLF had dipped to 68 per cent in the last financial year from 70 per cent. The MPPGCL’s average PLF was between 65 to 70 per cent,” sources said.