Biomass Power Projects

Large Projects Bio-Mass Power

Punjab is predominantly rich in agriculture and contributes the major share to the grain basket of India. It has surplus production of major crops. It produces 25% of country's cotton, 22% of wheat and 55% of rice, even though it has only 1.5% of total country cultivable area. Punjab has been meeting its electrical power requirements primarily through conventional thermal and hydro power generation. Hydro power generation has a tendency to fluctuate depending on the availability of water. Thermal power generation has to depend on coal which has to be transported from eastern part of India involving large distances. Cost of generation from coal continuous to escalate and moreover it is polluting.

Biomass Power project has the following inherent advantages over thermal power generation :

  • It is environmentally friendly because of relatively lower CO2 and particulate emissions
  • It displaces fossil fuels such as coal
  • It is a decentralised, load based means of generation, because it is produced and consumed locally, losses associated with transmission and distribution are reduced
  • It offers employment opportunities to locals
  • It has a low gestation period and low capital investment
  • It helps in local revenue generation and upliftment of the rural population
  • It is an established and commercially viable technology option.
  • Punjab has substantial availability of Biomass / Agrowaste in the state is sufficient to produce about 1000 MW of electricity. PEDA has planned to develop some of the available potential talukas / tehsils with the aim to promote and install biomass / agro waste based projects.

BIOMASS POWER PROJECTS COMMISSIONED IN THE STATE BY PEDA :

BIOMASS POWER PROJECTS COMMISSIONED IN THE STATE BY PEDA : (62.5 MW)

S.No Name of the Company SITE CAPCITY Month of Commissioning Remarks
01 M/s Malwa Power Ltd. Vill. Gulabewala, Distt. Mukatsar 6 MW May, 2005 First project allocated by PEDA
02 M/s Dee Development Engineers Pvt. Ltd Vill.GaddaDhob, Tehsil. Abohar Distt Ferozepur 8 MW Feb., 2009 Project was allocated under Phase – II
03 M/s Universal Biomass Energy Pvt. Ltd. Vill. ChannuTeh. Malout, Distt. Sri Mukatsar Sahib 14.5 MW Oct., 2009 Project was allocated under Phase – III
04 M/s. Punjab Biomass Power Pvt. Ltd. Distt. Patiala 12MW June'2010 Project allocated by PSPCL
05 M/s. Green Planet Energy Pvt. Ltd. Binjon, Distt. Hoshiarpur 6 MW March'2012 Project was allocated under Phase – III
06 M/s. Green Planet Energy Pvt. Ltd. Bir Pind, Distt. Jallandhar 6 MW Feb. '2013 Project was allocated under Phase – III
07 M/s Viaton Energy Pvt. Ltd. Khokhar Khurd Distt. Mansa 10 MW July'2013 Project was allocated under Phase – III
Total 62.5 MW

DETAIL OF BIO MASS PROJECTS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION

S.No. Name of the Company Name of Site Capacity (MW) Project status
1

M/s Green Planet Energy Pvt. Ltd.
Vill. Binjon,
Tehsil Garhshankar, Distt. Hoshiarpur
4 Under Implementation
2 Vill. BirPind,
Tehsil Nakodar, Distt. Jalandhar
4 Under Implementation
3 Vill. Manuke Gill,
Tehsil Nihal Singh Wala,,Distt. Moga
6 Under Implementation