Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1) Aims and objectives of the organization:
To establish, operate, maintain, renovate & modernize hydro, thermal and other form of power generating station besides owning, developing and operating coal mines for supply of fuel to the thermal power stations.
2) Mission/ Vision:
To be a leading power utility in the energy sector through diversified energy portfolio with due care & concern to the environment.
(i) To develop water resources in the State and elsewhere in the Country while augmenting hydro power generating capacity by setting up new hydro power projects.
(ii) To adopt state of the art technology for up gradation of the existing hydro power stations to achieve the highest level of efficiency.
(iii) To establish and operate thermal power plants through joint ventures and also explore the opportunities to develop renewable energy resources viz-small hydro, wind, solar.
(iv) To develop & operate coal mines allocated jointly in favor of OHPC and other public sector undertakings by the Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India.
(v) To improve productivity through effective planning and implementation of ERP system with development of robust & concurrent IT infrastructure.
(vi) To professionalize the work force in line with the modern management / technical know how.
3) Brief history and background for its establishment:
Consequent to reforms and restructuring the power sector in Odisha under the Reform Act, 1995, Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd. (OHPC), a Government of Odisha undertaking was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on 21st April 1995 Subsequently, thereafter the hydro power assets, owned and operated by the Govt. of Odisha (GoO).
In 14 (Fourteen) years of its functioning, it could complete New/RM&U Projects resulting in capacity addition of 790 MW. The present installed capacity of Hydro stations under OHPC is 2062 MW including 30% share in Machhkund Hydro Electric Project, a joint project of Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and Govt. of Odisha. The efficient management of hydro poser stations has resulted in providing the cheapest electricity to the people of Odisha. OHPC plays important role in maintaining Grid discipline under ABT regime for the Eastern Regional Grid by providing peak support.