We forayed into power co-generation with the commissioning of our first power plant in 1996, with an initial capacity of 6 MW, which was expanded to 9 MW in 2002.
Initial capacity of6 MW
Current capacity of86 MW
In tandem with the growing demand for power in the country, we are continuously augmenting our power production capacity, leading to significant earnings from this segment and higher business excellence. Our current power co-generation capacity stands at 86MW.
With the state government the biggest consumer of power, we are supplying power (the quantum that remains after captive consumption) to the Uttar Pradesh state grid.
Giving a further boost to our earnings, we are also banking some power units with the state grid, subject to the provision that we shall be entitled to get the same back in the off-season to meet our requirements of electricity for repair and maintenance, as also for providing electricity to offices and colony. This has resulted in considerable savings in the cost of diesel that we were earlier purchasing to run DG sets.
|1995||- Setting up of 6 MW power plant|
|2002||- Expansion of co-gen from 6 MW to 9 MW|
|2004||- Expansion of co-gen power plant from 9 MW to 17 MW|
|2005||- Expansion of co-gen power plant from 17 MW to 26 MW|
|2008||- Expansion of co-gen power plant from 26 MW to 86 MW|
NLDC accreditation to all three plants with power generation capacity was granted in 2011.
|Sugar cane crushed (lakhs tons)||32.381||33.116|
|Sugar produced (lakhs tons)||3.833||4.068|
|Power generated (lakhs units)||3,056.18||3,165.18|
|Ethanol/Rectified Spirit (lakhs liter)||86.91||76.91|
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