Bhakra Beas Management Board exceeds power generation target by 28 per cent

Bhakra Beas Management Board exceeds power generation target by 28 per cent

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 25

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has generated 12,000 million units of energy from all its power houses against the target of 9,329 million units allocated to it by the Central Electricity Authority.

This translates to 28.63 per cent more energy being produced than envisioned. The feat was achieved by 6 am Wednesday morning, according to a statement issued here.

Generation of excess energy had been possible due to judicious operation of reservoirs as well as efficient operation and maintenance of the generating units in its six power plants.

Plant load availability of generating machines in BBMB power houses has been 98.85 per cent, which is one of the highest in the country.

Besides its primary role of managing irrigation and drinking water as well as flood control, BBMB has an installed capacity of 2918.73 MW—the third largest installed hydro power capacity in India and it also transmits power to the Northern Grid through a widespread network of transmission lines.

With its projects lying on the Sutlej and Beas rivers, it has a total of 28 generating units in its six power houses, benefiting five states. It also maintains some of the largest water reservoirs in the country such as Bhakra Dam and Pong Dam reservoirs.

BBMB chairman DK Sharma has felicitated all the employees of the board for their untiring efforts to surpass the target and to maintain highest standards of operation and maintenance of its generating units.

He also asked the staff to maintain essential services during the present unprecedented situation created due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

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