• Nabha Power Limited
  • Nabha Power Limited

Power Generation

Power Generation

The entire power generated from the 2x700 MW supercritical thermal power plant of Nabha Power Limited (NPL) is contracted with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (erstwhile PSEB) for a period of 25 years under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the exclusive benefit of Punjab.

Hallmarks of NPL 

  • NPL features the state-of-the-art automation of complete operations, including the coal rake unloading through wagon tipplers. Other features include twin-fire vortex boiler design with advanced low NOx burners which distribute uniform heat flux across the furnace.  
  • The sliding pressure operation provides flexibility in operating the units efficiently from part load to full load. The vertical mills are designed with hydraulic oil pressure as a function of coal flow with a dynamic classifier in the mill outlet to control the coal fineness.
  • Best heat rate and lowest auxiliary power consumption in class of 660 MW capacity plant
  • Top in the merit order amongst all IPPs of Punjab  
  • ESP with high collection efficiency - more than 99.7% and PLC to control frequency of EMIGI rappers 
  • Washed coal (ash content < 34%) used as primary fuel 
  • Zero liquid discharge plant 
  • 100% utilisation of fly ash on sustainable basis since inception 

NPL has maintained its plant availability at more than 85% on sustainable basis since COD of the station and it is currently the backbone of Punjab’s power industry as it caters to around 40% power during non-peak season and around 20% during peak season.