Kakatiya Thermal Power Project
The power scenario in the country is grim and the optimism
to solve the power shortages problem is dying down with the
masses and industries experiencing increased hours of load
shedding day-in and day-out across all the States, including
the so called developed cities of India such as Mumbai, Delhi
and others. The ‘Power for all by 2012’ slogan
of the Government of India appears to be a daunting task as
most of the projects which have been announced so far has
not made much headway. Most of these projects seems to be
promising on paper, but the ground reality differs. Many of
them are stuck in bureaucratic wrangles, land acquisition
issues, coal linkage problem, tendering process, litigation
etc. The Government of India, no doubt is trying hard to find
ways and means to expedite these projects and are looking
at various options such as hydro, thermal, nuclear, and renewable
energy to accelerate the production of power in the country.
Power scenario in India
The All India energy requirement for April - June 2008 was
188,056 mu, the supply of power fell short by 10.1 per cent
of the overall demand. The peak demand for the same period
was 106,922 mw, which could not be fully met and a deficit
of 14.6 per cent was the net outcome.
Installed generation capacity
As of 30th June, 2008, the overall installed power generation
capacity was 144,912.97 mw. This includes contribution of
92,564.64 mw of Thermal, 4120 mw of Nuclear, 36,033.76 mw
of Hydro and 12,194.57 mw of Renewable power. The power generation
sector is still dominated by coal, whose consumption for the
same was 330 mt during 2007-08.
Eleventh plan capacity addition target
The targetted capacity for 11th plan is fixed at 78,700 mw.
It is estimated that the contribution from Hydro will be 15,627
mw, Thermal will be 59,693 mw, Nuclear wil be 3,380 mw.
Generation capacity addition target (2008-09)
The overall target for generation capacity addition target
is fixed at 11,061.2 mw. Out of this Hydro power share will
be 1097.0 mw, Thermal power share will be 9,304.2 mw and Nuclear
power is targetted at 660.0 mw. Out of this, 894.8 mw is achieved
upto June '08, which is around 8.1 per cent of the targetted
Power generation programme (2008-09)
The targets for 2008-09 is 774,344 million units (mu), which
comprises of Hydro (118,450 mu), Thermal (631,270 mu), Nuclear
(19,000 mu) and 5624 mu from Bhutan (Imp). As of 30th June,
2008, 23.15 per cent of the targetted capacity has been achieved
Powerless Andhra Pradesh
The power statistics of Andhra Pradesh for June 2008 shows
a deficit of 350 mw, which is 6.4 per cent deficit on the
supply side. The scenario for the period April-June 2008 has
entered the negative territory amounting to a deficit of 4.7
per cent. Against the overall requirement of 16,976 mu, the
supply side figures touched 16,172 mu during the period. The
peak hour deficit for the state was 12.3 per cent. The Government
of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) through its power generation utility
AP Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGENCO) is trying hard
to overcome the deficit situation. Kakatiya Thermal Power
Project is one such initiative of Apgenco which can solve
the power deficit problem in Andhra Pradesh. The 1x500 mw
unit of KTPP will be commissioned by February 2009 as told
to Projects Info by company sources.
Kakatiya Thermal Power Project (KTPP)
The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) approved the project
for setting up of 1x500 mw thermal power project at Bhoopalapally
in 2005. The name of the station was changed from Bhoopalapally
Thermal Power Station to Kakatiya Thermal Power Project in
year 2006. Fuel supply agreement was entered into with SCCL
on 31st March,2005 for supply of 2.16 mtpa of coal from Bhoopalapally
mines of SCCL. Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board cleared
the project in January 2006 and was subsequently approved
by Ministry of Environment & Forests in February 2006.
Land acquisition was in place by May 2006.
APGENCO has issued Letter of Intent in September 2006 to
BGR Energy System (India) Ltd, Chennai for execution of Balance
of Plant including civil works for a contract price of Rs
694.86 crore. BGR Energy has completed the boiler foundation
works in February 2007. The equipment is being supplied by
BHEL for the project. KTPP phase-I project is a single turbine
500 mw project.
The project work is moving at a frantic pace and the commissioning
of the project is estimated by February 2009.
The phase-II of the KTPP is planned targetting power generation
capacity of 600 mw. Tenders for appointing consultants are
yet to be floated. The completion for phase-II is expected
by March 2011. Coal block has been allocated by Ministry of
Coal at Tadicherla Mines of Singareni Collieries Company Ltd
and production of coal is likely to start by June 2010.
Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Ltd (Apgenco)
1 x 500 MW
Chelpur Village, Ghanapur Mandal, Warangal Dist, Andhra Pradesh
Rs 2,150 crore
Units commissioning schedule
Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has sanctioned loan
of Rs 1544.51 crore for the project.
Bhoopalapally Mines (Kakatiya mine blocks) of SCCL
River Godavari, Around 50 km from Project site.
Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Ltd (Apgenco)
was established in 1998 and commenced its opertions in 1999.
The company has an installed capacity of 7,009.9 mw and is
the third largest power utility of India. It is one of the
premier organization of Andhra Pradesh engaged in power generation.
The company is not only engaged in the operation and maintenance
of the existing power plants in the State of Andhra Pradesh,
but is also coming up with new projects that would add up
to the overall supply of power in Andhra Pradesh. All the
Generating Stations owned by erstwhile APSEB were transferred
to the control of APGENCO.
Credits: Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma, Foundation of Infrastructure
Research Studies Training (FIRST)