JSW Energy’s power generating plant at Vijayanagar, Karnataka has a combined capacity of 860MW. The Vijayanagar plant is a champion of the belief in efficient business practices. It stands out as an extremely efficient power plant, and has been consistently receiving accolades from the Government of India for its meritorious performance.
The Vijayanagar plant comprises of two separate business units
SBU I: Consists of two units of 130MW each, commissioned in 2000. The plant is designed to operate on dual fired boiler using imported coal and waste gas generated from the JSW Steel plant in Vijayanagar. It is the first of its kind in India which is operating on multi fuel technology of any combinations. The 2X130MW units have set standards for the rest of the country in the area of operation. The units have emerged as some of the most efficient operating plants in India and maintain the highest standards in the power sector.
SBU II: Comprises two units of 300MW each, which became operational in 2009. The units run on imported coal. For operational efficiency, they use a blend of coal from different sources that help boost cost effectiveness. The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has rated the units as some of the most efficient plants in the country.
- The plant is among the best plants in India for operational efficiency.
- It has been awarded the status of Best Operating Power Plant by the Ministry of Power in 2012 for the fifth consecutive year
- The plant uses advanced technology that keeps heat generated in the plant well below the norms set by the CEA
- Auxiliary power consumption —power used to run the plant — is below CEA-stipulated levels. The specific oil consumption, used to start the boilers in case of a breakdown, is also very low
- Other green practices
- Use of waste gas from the steel plant for power generation
- Fly ash produced is utilized by cement manufacturers
- A sewage treatment system that recycles water for use in the gardens and produces solid waste for use as fertilizer
Awards and Recognition
The Ministry of Power, Government of India has recognized and conferred the Vijayanagar plant with their most prestigious award for the seventh time consecutively since 2006-07. The Plant bagged Gold Shield for SBU-I (2 x 130 MW) for two consecutive years 2011-12 and 2012-13 from the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, in the category of "Performance of Thermal Power Stations" for meritorious performance in the Power Sector. It also got Bronze shield for SBU-II (2 x 300 MW) for the year 2012-13 in the same category.
The plant also received two prestigious awards from the Karnataka Government for Best Safe Boiler.
All four units at Vijayanagar are ISO (ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004) and OHSAS (OHSAS 18001:2007) and (ISO 50000:2011) certified.