Karnataka Power Corporation
|G Kumar Naik, Managing Director|
|Revenue||INR 6592.00 Crores(2014)|
|INR 254.00 Crores (2014)|
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 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
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. 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 1000MW (2x500MW) 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. The corporation has stated that they hope the first unit of this plant will be synchronised in March 2015.
The power stations of Karnataka are:
|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|
|Almatti Dam||Hydel||5 + 1||5x55 + 1x15||290|
|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|
|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|
- "Projects of KPCL". Retrieved 2011-04-09.
- Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. gears up to tackle power crisis in summer The Hindu 22 January 2015