O&M Practices of State Utilities
Operational practices vary widely among utilities, with the better managed ones exhibiting superior systems and procedures, and others facing critical gaps in many areas, resulting in lower availability, generation and energy efficiency.
This also leads to increased oil/coal and auxiliary power consumption. Most utilities still do not pay the required attention to energy efficiency. Energy audits are not carried out, and heat rate and specific oil consumption targets for the stations are not monitored. As such, unit-wise energy efficiency parameters are not identified and addressed. Auxiliary power consumption is not measured on an actual basis and is generally computed by deducting sent out energy from the total energy generated. In the absence of any proper analysis, measures for improvement cannot be identified.
The objective of TPP O&M 2019 is to review of experience in strengthening of O&M practices in thermal power stations in India has been one of the core activities of the above project to highlight the benefits and experiences in the interventions by the concerned power utilities for strengthening of their O&M practices.