BLCP Power Station is scheduled to commence its Commercial Operation dates (CODs) for the first unit of 717 MW on October 1, 2006, and the second unit of the same capacity on February 1, 2007.
- It is apparent that the Station could live up its commitment, thanks to the progress of construction and commissioning activities. The COD timetable is also nicely fitted into the country’s Power Development Plan (PDP) to ensure the system stability and to keep the reserve margin within the country‘s target policy level.
- Being a coal-fired power plant, the Station would be a low cost producer as measured by its cost per unit vis-á-vis other types of power stations throughout the country. Based upon historical price movements of coal and other fuels in the global energy market, it is expected that the Station’s low fuel cost should lower blended cost, and provide greater stability into the country‘s overall cost structure of total electricity generation.
- In addition, the Station may help to reduce the magnitude of domestic electricity retail price hike amid the current upbeat of global energy market. Lastly, the Station may help to support the country’s fuel diversification policy in the future.