The Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station (CSTPS) constantly working to maintain performance and efficiency of energy production has successfully achieved success in PAT cycle-II standards.
PAT is a market-based mechanism under the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) in which energy savings are made more cost effective through the amount of energy that can be traded. CSTPS achieved net unit heat rate of 2,596.1 Kcal/kWh after experimenting with various energy conservation experiments and succeeded in reducing the target net unit heat rate by 139.49 Kcal/kWh.
The plant has 1,88,900 positive EScerts (energy saving certificate) at an estimated cost of Rs18.89 crore. The plant achieved the target of 139.49 Kcal/kWh (i.e. number of 1,88,900 EScerts). CSTPS is the first in the country to get the highest number of EScerts among 154 all-India thermal power plants under PAT-II.
Union minister of state for power RK Singh interacted with chief engineer of CSTPS Pankaj Sapate and other officials of CSTPS through video conference and patted them for their excellent performance.