Karnataka Power Corporation

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Karnataka Power Corporation Limited
Type Public
Industry Electricity generation
Founded 1970
Headquarters Bengaluru, India
Key people Yogendra Tripathy, Managing Director
Products Electricity
Net income IncreaseINR 322.32 Crores (2006)
Website http://www.karnatakapower.com/

Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (or KPCL) is a company owned by the government of Karnataka, and is engaged in the business of generating electrical power in the state of Karnataka in India. The modes for generation of electric power are hydroelectric, thermal and diesel. 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.

Power projects in Karnataka[edit]

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 total installed capacity of KPCL is 5975.91 MW.[1] The corporation has its thermal power station at Raichur And one more thermal project at Bellary of 500 MW station. The installed capacity of the thermal power station is 1470 MW (210 MW × seven units). 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 two additional units in Bellary. One unit is ready. It is awaiting coal allocation from central government

Installed capacity[edit]

The power stations of Karnataka are:[1]

Power Station Type Number of Units Capacity (MW) Total
Raichur Thermal Power station Thermal 7+1 210x7+250x1 1720
Bellary Thermal Power station Thermal 2 500 1000
Sharavathi Hydel 10 103.5 1035
Nagjhari-2 Hydel 4 150 600
Varahi River Hydel 4 115 460
Almatti Dam Hydel 5 + 1 5x55 + 1x15 290
Nagjhari-1 Hydel 2 135 270
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
Almatti-1 Hydel 1 15 15
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
Kappadagudda-1 Wind 9 0.225 2.025
Kappadagudda-2 Wind 11 0.230 2.53
Yalesandra Solar PV Plant, Kolar Dist Solar Project 1 3 3
Itnal Solar PV Plant, Belgaum Dist Solar Project 1 3 3
Yelahanka DG Station Diesel 6 21.32 127.92
Total -- -- -- 5975.91

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Projects of KPCL "Projects of KPCL". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

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