Power Generation Company Powered by Ramco's ERP for more than a decade
Being a leader is by no means an easy task. Ask PPN Power Generating Company Pvt. Ltd. (PPGC), the largest independent power producer in Tamil Nadu. The undisputed leader in an industry that is slated for rapid growth and reformation for the next couple of decades, PPGC has witnessed its share of upheavals. And yet, what has helped it make a mark is its unswerving commitment to investing in top-end technology. The company, headquartered in Chennai, owns and operates a 330.5 MW gas cum naphtha fired, combined cycle power plant project that reached Commercial Operations Date (COD) in April 2001.
Two years later, the Electricity Act 2003 passed by the Government changed the whole situation of the power industry in India. Encouraging privatization of the sector, the act allowed de-licensing of power generation, open access to power transmission networks, and sanctioning multiple distribution agents in the same area. This meant competitive pricing and the need to stay ahead of the pack through constant learning, innovation, and refinement of business operations.
How did the company handle the situation? For one, it decided to become completely IT-enabled. Going a step further, it decided to adopt an ERP solution as early as 1999, at a time when liberalization of the Power sector was still uncertain. Read on to know more.