Business Line reported that the first unit of 800 MW of Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station in Krishnapatnam has been synchronised with the Power Grid late on March 31st.
This project being executed by AP Genco is expected to partly ease up the demand supply situation in the State. It is expected to generate 38 million units per day once both the 800 MW units get commissioned.
This is a landmark project for AP Genco as it is the first 800 MW supercritical unit in the State and also first amongst public sector utilities. While the first unit has now been synchronised, second unit is expected to be commissioned by July 2014.
This project has been taken up under the mega power policy formulated by the Government. The project has been developed by a special purpose vehicle formed by AP Genco, AP Discoms and Government of Andhra Pradesh.
BHEL, L&T and TPL served as major contractors for AP Genco project and Navayuga Engineering Company executed the sea water related works.
The power plant is located at Krishnapatnam, about 25 kilometer Nellore on 1,170 acre site. Of the coal required for the project, 5 million tonne per annum is from Mahanadi Coalfields Limited and 2 million tonne per annum is imported coal.
It is expected to generate 11,920 million units per annum. The power project entered into a power purchase agreement in November 2010.