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Achievements of BBMB

  • E-procurement has been implemented for procurements having threshold value of over Rs.10 lacs.
  • Integrity Pact has been implemented and two Independent External Monitors have been appointed with whom regular meetings are being held.
  • ISO:9001:2008 & ISO:14001:2004 certification obtained.
  • World Bank aided National Hydrology Project for Real Time Decision Support System to facilitate optimum operation of reservoirs was successfully completed. This is first of its kind project in the country which will later be replicated across the country.
  • Implementation of Integrated Management System Certification in respect of ISO:9001, ISO:14001 & OHSMS:18001 is under advance stage.
  • Generation targets rigorously set by the CEA are being surpassed year after year. Generation during 2016-17 was 10634.41 Million Units against the target of 9536 Million Units i.e. 11.52% higher than the target. During the year 2017-18, Generation has been 10880.691 Million Units against the target of 9360 Million Units i.e. 16.23% higher than the target.
  • Overall plant availability of 98.67% achieved for the year 2016-17 and during the year 2017-18 overall plant availability is 99.17%.
  • At the time of partition of India, about 80% of the irrigated area of Punjab went to West Pakistan leaving India with very meagre irrigation resources. Mighty Bhakra-Nangal and Beas Projects changed the scenario and turned Northern India into Granary of the Nation. The Bhakra Nangal and Beas Projects have not only brought Green Revolution in the States of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, but also White Revolution by way of record production of milk. The States of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan are being supplied about 28 million acre feet of water every year which irrigates 135 lac acres of land.
  • Inspite of multiplicity of stakeholders in respect of water & power share, respective allocations were made to the full satisfaction of partner states. BBMB power houses not only provided precious peaking power to the Region but also acted as the saviours of the Grid by acting as the Starting point of Black Start Procedure in the unfortunate incidents of grid failure.
  • Year after year, BBMB dams are saving downstream areas from floods. Even China’s Parchu lake bursting in 2005 was fully absorbed by Bhakra Dam with no adverse effect in the downstream area.
  • All the five units of Bhakra Right Bank powerhouse have been renovated, modernized and uprated from 120 MW to 157 MW each in two steps, resulting in an additional installed capacity of 185 MW. All the five units of Bhakra Left Bank Power House were earlier uprated from 5x90 MW to 5x108 MW. Presently, R,M&U of Bhakra Left Power House from 5x108 MW to 5x126 MW has been undertaken and three units stand uprated to 126 MW each, while RM&U of remaining two units is underway.
  • Two units each at Ganguwal and Kotla powerhouses have also been renovated and modernized.
  • All the six units of Pong Power Plant have been uprated from 60 MW to 66 MW each.  This has resulted into additional peaking capacity of 36MW, besides additional reactive power of 90 MVAR.

Record Availability of Machines:

  • Being the largest hydroelectric complex in the region, BBMB plays a vital role in the day to day operation of the northern grid.
  • The BBMB powerhouses provide much needed peaking power to the grid thus enabling the thermal stations to work on base load.
  • The powerhouses help in frequency regulation of the grid by flexing generation between 1900 MW and 2800 MW in summers and between 500 MW and 1900 MW during winters.
  • The average annual plant availability of last 5 years (2013-2014 to 2017-2018) of BBMB powerhouses is around 97.51%. The transmission line availability is around 99%.

Supply Of Water:

  • The Bhakra Nangal and Beas Projects are harbinger of Green Revolution and White Revolution in the States of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
  • The States of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi are being supplied, on an average, about 34537.44 MCM (28 MAF) of water per year.

System Improvement

  • All the five units of Bhakra Right Bank powerhouse have been renovated, modernized and uprated from 120 MW to 157 MW each, resulting in an additional installed capacity of 185 MW and additional annual generation of 310 MU.
  • Two units each at Ganguwal and Kotla powerhouses have also been renovated and modernized.
  • All the Six units of Pong Power Plant have been uprated from 60 MW to 66 MW each. This has resulted into additional peaking capacity of 36MW besides additional reactive power of 90 MVAR.
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