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Power 20:20 | August 2015

Highest growth (power) generation company in the last year (public company - thermal power) - APGENCO

Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO), is a pivotal power generation organization of AP. Apart from operation and maintenance of power plants, it has undertaken execution of ongoing and new projects scheduled under the capacity addition programme, besides renovating and modernising old power stations.

Key success factors:

  • Installed capacity

APGENCO´s installed capacity before the state bifurcation as of April 1, 2014 was 8,924.86 MW (thermal-5,092.5 MW, hydro-3,829.36 MW, solar-1 MW and wind-2 MW. The present capacity is 4,559.6 MW (thermal-2,810 MW, hydro-1,747.6 MW and wind-2 MW).

  • Past performance

APGENCO has achieved annual generation of 23,612.7 MU during 2014-15. The company's thermal power stations (Dr NTTPS and RTPP) have achieved annual generation of 19,863.8 MU during 2014-15. Importantly, where the average PLF of India was 65 per cent, thermal power stations under APGENCO achieved 80.7 per cent PLF during 2014-15.

Generation from hydro power stations is 3,748.9 MU, during 2014-15. Meanwhile, overhaul of all thermal units (2,810 MW) was completed during 2014-15. At present, thermal power stations have recorded highest daily generation of 66.10 MU, during 2014-15. In addition, the present hydro stations have recorded highest daily generation of 28.25 MU, during 2014-15. SRBPH has recorded highest daily generation of 18.12 MU, during 2014-15.

  • Long term plans

APGENCO has signed an MoU with NTPC BHEL Power Projects Private Ltd (NBPPL) for supply of spare parts for coal and ash handling plants and other equipment required by Andhra Pradesh utility´s TPP.

It may be recalled that the joint venture company, NBPPL, was set up by the two public sector Maharatna companies, to establish a power plant components manufacturing facility at Mannavaram in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The company has already entered into an agreement for supply of spare parts required for NTPC power plants. Through this, spare parts for APGENCO power plants can be arranged quickly, thereby minimising forced outages, according to S Vijayanand, MD, APGENCO.

  • Investment approvals

APGENCO has drawn an action plan to increase AP's installed capacity from the existing 11,037 MW to 29,800 MW by March 2019. This will be done with an ´ideal´ generation mix of coal, hydro, solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to achieve ´most cost-efficient power with self reliability´. APGENCO is contemplating enhancing its additional generation capacity of 3,850 MW by making investment of Rs 17,340 crore in the same period.

  • Fuel supply

APGENCO is putting in efforts to procure sufficient coal to run its units at full capacity. The entity is importing 400,000 tonnes of coal from other countries, and had also recently signed MoUs with Western and Mahanadhi coalfields for the supply of 200,000 tonnes of coal from each.

With this, it can maintain 15 days coal stock at all its power plants. The government is currently supplying 130-132 million units every day. It has also started negotiations with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to get another 4-5 million units daily.

  • APGENCO (2,810 MW) stood first with 80.71% PLF among all state sector power utilities for 2014-15.
  • Dr NTTPS: 82.40 per cent PLF.
  • RTPP: 77.88 per cent PLF.

Parameter Details
Ownership State-owned enterprise
Industry Electric Utility
Founded 1999
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Products Generation
Revenue NA
Net Income NA
Employees NA

Following are the PLFs achieved by APGENCO Thermal Stations during FY15
Dr. NTTPS stage I 80.9% (Unit-1: 81%, Unit-2: 80.9%)
Dr. NTTPS stage II 83.3% (Unit-1: 83.8%, Unit-2: 82.8%)
Dr. NTTPS stage III 82.7% (Unit-1: 83.7%, Unit-2: 81.8 %)
Dr. NTTPS stage IV 82.5%  
RTPP Stage I 75% (Unit-1: 76.7%, Unit-2: 73.3%)
RTPP stage II 81.1% (Unit-1: 82.2%, Unit-2: 80.1%)
RTPP stage III 77.1%  
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