Telangana’s very-own Singareni Thermal Power Plant (STPP) has emerged as the top power plant in India. Achieving a Plant Load Factor (PLF) of 91.15%, the power station is now at the number position in the country.
In just six years after commissioning, the coal-fired power plant has surpassed many government-owned and private thermal power plants in PLF. PLF is the ratio of average power generated by the plant to the maximum power that could have been generated in a given time.
According to the Central Electricity Authority’s report, STPP has generated 7,219 Million Units with a PLF of 91.15%. The plant is catering to 12% of Telangana’s total energy demand. Except during the time of COVID-19, STPP was top in PLF among all the state government-owned thermal power plants.
Understanding the importance of the state-owned power plants, CM KCR gave the green signal to start the works for the third unit of STPP with a capacity of 800MW. The two units which were commissioned in 2016 have a combined capacity of 1200 MW.