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Operational Norms for Diesel Genr. and Lignite Based Power Plant

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CENTRAL ELECTRICITY AUTHORITY
OFFICE OF SECRETARY, C.E.A.

No.1-3(2)/95-Secy/947
Dated 14th December, 1995

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUB:Norms regarding operation of Diesel Engine Generating Plants.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-Section(2) of Section 43 A of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948, the Central Electricity Authority hereby lays down the following norms regarding operation of Diesel Engine Generating Stations, subject to subsequent modifications, if any, in accordance with which the tariff for sale of electricity by Generating Companies to the Board and to other persons shall be determined :

  Unit Power Plant With Medium speed 4 Stroke Engines Power Plant With Low speed 4 Stroke Engines
i)Annual Plant Load Factor based on Ratedcapacity at annual meansite ambient conditions: Percent 68.5  68.5 
ii) Gross Heat Rate on Lower Calorific Value(LCV) at standard reference conditions as per the latest edition of 1SO 3046/1: k Cal/kwh 2000  1900 
iii) Auxiliary power consumption with
a) wet cooling towers
b) Radiator cooling :
Percent

Percent

4.0 

 4.5 

3.0 

3.5 

iv) Lubricating oil consumption : g/kwh 1.1  1.2 
v) Date of Stabilisation of individual DG sets shall be reckoned as : From the date of Synchronisation.
vi) Date of Commercial Operation of individual DG sets shall be reckoned as: From the date of Synchronisation.