TS Genco is racing against time to commission the Bhadradri thermal power plant by the end of the 2018-19 financial year and has decided to go for a hydraulic test in June.
Refuting sharp criticism from Forum for Good Governance (FGG) on the use of sub-critical technology instead of super-critical technology, TS Genco said that the project was devised in 2015 and super-critical technology was available only for units above 650 MW. Each unit of Bhadradri is only 270 MW, where the technology cannot be applied.
In a letter written to Governor ESL Narasimhan on June 4, FGG asked for an inquiry by an expert committee into the grounding of Bhadradri power plant.
It alleged that sub-critical technology was used although environment assessment appraisal committee suggested revising the proposals. Sub-critical technology has a heavy maintenance cost, consumes more coal and water and causes more pollution Read More