HPGCL at a Glance
Haryana is one of the forerunners to initiate reforms in its power sector in 1997. Pursuant to these reforms the State Electricity Board was unbundled and reorganised on August 14,1998. Two wholly State-owned Utilities were established to independently perform the functions of generation, transmission and distribution of power. Subsequently, two more Utilities were created for looking after power distribution.
HPGCL was incorporated as a company on 17th March, 1997 and was given the responsibility of operating and maintaining State’s own generation projects.The business of Generation of Power of erstwhile HSEB was transferred to HPGCL on 14.08.98 pursuant to Power Reforms in Haryana. As a result, HPGCL came into existence on August 14,1998 for bringing in excellence in power generation in the State‘s own generating stations. In addition, it has been entrusted with the responsibility of setting up of new generating stations in order to keep pace with the ever –increasing demand of power.
The Corporation has an ambitious plan to add sufficient generating capacity in the State in order to bridge the gap between demand and supply. Two Units of 300MW each were commissioned during FY 2008-09 at Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant at Yamuna Nagar. The two Units of 600MW capacity each at Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant, Khedar, Hisar were commissioned in a record period of 43 and 49 months respectively, as compared to the norms of 44 and 50 months as stipulated by CEA. Additional 660MW Unit with Supercritical Technology is being set up at Yamuna Nagar, as an expansion of the existing coal based 2x300 MW DCRTPP Yamunanagar. The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd. (HPGCL) has embarked on a mission to establish itself as a modern, growth oriented organization and to make its presence felt in the country’s dynamic power sector. We have a vision to become a modern world class power generation company, committed to powering Haryana’s growth on all fronts by maximizing generation and minimizing the cost of power from existing plants and by planning and implementing new generation projects.
A 1500MW Project at Jhajjar is also set as a Joint Venture among NTPC, Government of Haryana and Government of Delhi and 1320 MW Coal based Thermal Power Plant at Jhajjar which was developed by M/s CLP Power India Limited under Case-2 competitive bidding process.
Operational Excellence & New Standards of Project Execution
A beginning was made in this regard by improving the performance of the existing units. The power stations at Panipat and Yamunanagar and Hisar are giving excellent performance and have broken all previous records of efficient generation. The Corporation has an ambitious plan to add sufficient generating capacity in the State in order to bridge the gap between demand and supply. The two Units of 600 MW capacity each iwere commissioned in a record time at Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant, Khedar, Hisar. Additional 660MW Unit with Supercritical Technology is being set up at Yamuna Nagar, as an expansion of the existing coal based 2x300 MW DCRTPP Yamunanagar.
HPGCL raised the level of its operations to global standards after obtaining ISO: 9001, ISO:14001 and OHSAS:18001 Certifications, for its power stations at Yamunanagar & Panipat and Corporate Office at Panchkula during the month of December 2009. The certification was awarded by a world class certifying agency, M/s British Standards Institution (BSI) after carrying out exhaustive audits of the Power Stations and Corporate Office of HPGCL.
Reducing Impact on Environment
All out efforts are being made to create an awareness and to deeply ingrain the concept of environment protection among all the HPGCL employees. The pollution control equipment at all the Power Stations is being maintained in peak condition to minimize the emission to the extent possible. The DCRTPP Yamuna Nagar has been designed for “Zero Effluent Discharge” and thus has very little environmental impact on the adjoining and nearby villages and Yamuna Nagar/ Jagadhari city.
To minimize the impact of fly ash on the environment, dedicated efforts are being made to promote the use of dry fly ash and cement manufacturers/ brick manufacturers are being encourage to lift as much dry ash as much possible from the generating plants of HPGCL