A huge organisation like Mahagenco, with the highest overall electricity generation capacity, has to constantly fall back on IT to keep up its performance, observes Nitin Chandurkar, Chief General Manager – IT, MahaGenco, in an interaction with Kartik Sharma of ENN
What are the aspects that Mahagenco is covering with respect to IT implementation?
Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd or MahaGenco is the second-largest electricity generation company across India after NTPC. Moreover, the company has the highest overall generation capacity and the highest thermal installed capacity in India. Mahagenco is the only state utility with well- balanced generation portfolio involving thermal, hydel and gas stations.
Keeping up with the performance is not an easy task and thus after carefully analysing the challenges, we have decided to go for IT implementation.
Mahagenco has established centralised generation control room at corporate office for monitoring online real-time parameters for economical load dispatch. There are around 144 parameters which we are sharing online. It assists in monitoring the performance of the company. We have centralised generation room where we can monitor all these parameters on a regular basis.
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We have also adopted SAP-ERP for smooth functioning of our system, which makes Mahagenco the first public sector undertaking (PSU) in the country to undertake SAP implementation. It took us about 18 months to implement around 11 models of SAP for 1,800 users and across 34 locations of Mahagenco. Through the implementation of SAP, we managed to synchronise our human resources, finance, procurement, land maintenance and operations. We have integrated all the solutions of SAP. Thus, SAP implementation is one big project that we are undertaking.
How was your experience of the Lonavala Knowledge Exchange forum?
The event was a big success and I congratulate Elets on organising this forum. Personally, I feel there could be more additions, so that we can become aware of the challenges faced by the different public sectors.
During the event, everybody discussed about the technology aspect of operations. But if you could also include sessions where we can focus on not only technology but also how that technology can assist in overcoming certain issues, so that public sector can address other important things. Still, this forum really helped me in knowing the importance of networking and cloud industry.