TVNL (Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited ) is a company registered under the Companies Act 1956, primary aim of powering Jharkhand’s growth. TVNL is also engaged in improving its technical performance with reference to national benchmarks by adopting the best available practices and absorbing the best available technologies subject to its financial constraints. These initiatives have been guided by the existing Vision of the company. The same has been outlined in the subsequent paragraphs.
The key element of the Vision was to focus on being an efficient generating utility and to provide power at competitive and affordable rates.
TVNL has been constantly striving to meet the elements which have been envisioned for the company and has undertaken the steps towards achieving this vision, few of which are outlined below:
Improvement in performance – through constant R&M activities;
To Initiate accelerated power development by planning and
implementing new power Projects – plans for capacity enhancement are underway;
Achieve high reliability and safety levels in all operational areas – taking appropriate steps towards ensuring safety and adhering to environmental norms;
Adopt best industry practices to become the best and efficient generating stations;
To generate a power at a competitive and affordable rates and achieve high level of efficiency – trying to meet the operational efficiency parameters prescribed by the Hon’ble Commission;
This Vision has enabled TVNL to develop its future outlook and to plan for the future of the business, looking at the changing business environment.
3.2 Installed Capacity
The TVNL owns and operates an installed power generation capacity of 420 MW with two units of 210 MW each at Tenughat Thermal Power Station located at Lalpania at the banks of Tenughat reservoir in Bokaro district. The units were under commercial operation as detailed below:
The projects have also been envisaged for future expansion up to approx 2000 MW with adequate land, water & fuel availability. TVNL is well aware that to remain competitive in market, it needs to grow and adopt new technologies and has been making sincere efforts for the same.
The daily requirement of coal for full load generation from its 2x210 MW units is about 7000-7500 MT which is met from coal mines of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) situated in the vicinity of plant within 50 Kms.
TVNL also owns three coal blocks located at Badam, Gondulpara & Rajbar (E&D) all within the State of Jharkhand and expects supply additions from these shall fuel its expansion programme. Company has envisaged for future expansion up to around 2000 MW and has appointed transaction consultant M/s AXYNO for the same.