Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commenced commercial operation of its first 800 MW unit - highest-rating coal-based supercritical thermal power plant. The milestone was achieved for the first unit of the 2x800 MW Yeramarus thermal power station of Raichur Power Corporation (RPCL), in Raichur district of Karnataka.
Significantly, the commercial operation of this unit also marks company’s foray as a developer into the field of power generation. Karnataka Power Corporation (KPCL) and BHEL are the main equity partners of RPCL, the owner and operator of this power plant.
BHEL is India’s largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind. It is a power plant equipment manufacturer and operates as an engineering and manufacturing company.