Karnataka Power Corporation

Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (or KPCL) is a company owned by the government of Karnataka, and is engaged in the Service of generating electrical power in the state of Karnataka in India. The modes for generation of electric power are hydroelectric, thermal, diesel, gas, wind and solar. The company was started on 20.07.1970 due to a vision of the Karnataka government for separate entities for generation and distribution of electric power. This was done, long before world bank dictated power sector reforms were initiated in early 21st century in India. Karnataka Power Corporation Limited began its journey with a humble beginning in 1970. With an installed capacity of 746 MW (1970), it has expanded its capacity to 8738.305 MW (2019). A revenue of Rs.77442 Million in 2019 as compared, to Rs.1.30 Million in 1971, speaks volumes about KPCL's progress.

Karnataka Power Corporation Limited
TypePublic
IndustryElectricity generation
Founded1970
HeadquartersBengaluru, India
Key people
Ponnuraj, IAS, Managing Director
ProductsElectricity
RevenueIncreaseINR 7744.20 crores(2019)
IncreaseINR 254.35 crores (2019)
Number of employees
4424
Websitehttp://www.karnatakapower.com/

Power projects in KarnatakaEdit

KPCL has 34 dams (including the main, pickup and saddle dams) and 24 power stations across the state with power production capabilities ranging from 0.35 MW to 1035 MW. The hydroelectric projects of Karnataka Power Corporation Limited are built mainly across rivers Kaveri (Cauvery), Sharavathi, Kali, Krishna, Tungabhadra and their tributaries. The total installed capacity of KPCL is 8846.305 MW.[1] The corporation has its thermal power station at Raichur And two more thermal project at Bellary of 500 MW station. The installed capacity of the thermal power station is 1720 MW (210 MW ×7units+1x250MW) at Raichur and 1700MW (2x500MW+1x700MW) at Bellary. The total gross power generation per annum is in the order of 10,362 GW·h at a plant load factor (PLF) 80% and 11,589 GW·h at a plant load factor of 90%. The corporation, in order to increase generation, has planned one moreadditional units in Bellary of 1x700MW, The corporation has Yermarus Thermal Power Station under construction at Yermarus, Raichur of capacity, with two units of 800MW each.

Installed capacityEdit

The power stations of Karnataka are:[1]

Power Station Type Number of Units Capacity (MW) Total
Raichur Thermal Power station Thermal 7 + 1 7x210 + 1x250 1720
Bellary Thermal Power station Thermal 2 + 1 2x500 + 1x700 1700
Yermarus Thermal Power Station Thermal 2 2x800 1600
Sharavathi Hydel 10 103.5 1035
Nagjhari Hydel 6 150 900
Varahi River Hydel 4 115 460
Almatti Dam Hydel 5 + 1 5x55 + 1x15 290
Gerusoppa Hydel 4 60 240
Kadra Dam Hydel 3 50 150
Kodasalli Dam Hydel 3 40 120
Supa Dam Hydel 2 50 100
MGHE-2 Hydel 4 21.6 86.4
Linganamakki Dam Hydel 2 27.5 55
MGHE-1 Hydel 4 13.2 52.8
Bhadra right bank-1 Hydel 1 7.2 7.2
Bhadra right bank-2 Hydel 1 6 6
Bhadra left bank-1 Hydel 2 12 24
Bhadra left bank-2 Hydel 1 2 2
Mani Hydel 2 4.5 9
Ghataprabha Hydel 2 16 32
Shivanasamudra-1 Hydel 4 6 24
Shivanasamudra-2 Hydel 6 3 18
Shimshapura Hydel 2 8.6 17.2
Munirabad-1 Hydel 2 9 18
Munirabad-2 Hydel 1 10 10
Mallapura Mini 2 4.5 9
Sirwar Mini 1 1 1
Kalmala Mini 1 0.4 0.4
Ganekal Mini 1 0.35 0.35
Kappatagudda-1 Wind 9 0.225 2.025
Kappatagudda-2 Wind 11 0.230 2.53
Yalesandra Solar PV Plant, Kolar Dist Solar Project 1 3 3
Yapaldinni Solar PV Plant, Raichur Dist Solar Project 1 3 3
Simsha Solar PV Plant, Shimshapur Mandya Dist Solar Project 1 5 5
Itnal Solar PV Plant, Belgaum Dist Solar Project 1 3 3
Total -- -- -- 8846.305

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Projects of KPCL". Archived from the original on 12 July 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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