EEE-EELS: Visit to Udupi Power Corporation Limited (Adani Power Plant)

Mar 24, 2017

A one-day industrial visit to Adani Power Plant (UPCL) - Padubidri was organised for the second year students of Electrical and Electronics Engineering on 24th March 2017. A group of 52 students accompanied by the faculty members Mr Subramanya K & Ms Madhavi visited the plant. The objective of the visit was to enhance the knowledge & enable visualization of Power generation, transmission and distribution. Mr Lalith Prasad, Technical Staff, Adani Power Plant (UPCL) welcomed the participants and provided information pertaining to the plant operation.

Adani Power Plant is an imported coal-based thermal power plant and this is the first Independent Power Project in the country to operate on imported coal and also awarded a ‘mega project’ status. There are two 600MW power generation units (i.e. 2X600 MW = 1200MW) where, 90 per cent of the power will be supplied to Karnataka, the balance will be supplied to Punjab, for which necessary Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) have been made with the five Escoms/Discoms of Karnataka and Punjab State Electricity Boards respectively. But presently one 600MW generation unit is shut down.

The blue print of the entire power plant along with a plant model was explained to the students. The working of the plant which includes turbine, generators, transformers, water purification, coal and ash storage unit, wagon etc. was explained in detail. Students also got information of Digital control system used to monitor the entire plant. The visit has enabled the students to gain in-depth practical knowledge on thermal power plant, transmission, distribution of power, and safety practices followed in power plants.

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