Hyderabad: Telangana’s stellar performance continued in the power sector with TSGenco and Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) ranked one and two in power generation with Plant Load Factor (PLF) in the country.
While national average of PLF is 54 per cent, Telangana’s PLF is 72 per cent for the financial year 2020-21, according to TSGenco officials. They said that these details were shared by Ministry of Power with the Central Electricity Authority of India.
According to power generation report of Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGenco), as many as 20735.8 MU was generated from April 2020 to March 2021 with 72.35 per cent of PLF as against 18699 MU in 2019-20.
TSGenco was in the first position compared to Gencos in other States. The rankings reflected the effective functioning of the power utilities in the State.
According to officials, Telangana is a success story in the field of electricity. It is the only State that is providing uninterrupted power supply for 24 hours to all sectors a day. This is an achievement, which has been acknowledged even by opponents. The success achieved in the electricity sector is the result of dedication of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, hard work of the electricity staff and the efficient supervision of the officers.
Officials said there was a phenomenal increase in the demand for power in the State. In consonance with this, electricity is being supplied efficiently to meet the growing demand. Power cuts, crop holidays, power holidays are thing of the past.
The per capita power consumption of the State has increased from 1110 units at the time of State formation to 2071 units by 2020-2021.
Telangana stands first in terms of per capita electricity consumption in the country. It is an indicator of the development and reflects the progress of the State. Earlier, the peak demand in 23 districts in united Andhra Pradesh was 13,162 megawatts. The peak demand in Telangana itself is now 13,468 Megawatts.
Hyderabad: In a tweet, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao said, “Yet another ministry in Govt. of India acknowledges Telangana’s stellar performance in power sector. #Telangana Genco and Singareni Collieries have been ranked 1 and 2 in power generation in the entire country and with highest PLF.” “National average PLF is 54% while Telangana’s is 72%”, he said in the tweet.
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