Punjab Genco Ltd

The Punjab Genco Ltd., a generating company (formerly known as Punjab Renewable Energy Development & Punjab Genco Ltd a wholly owned company of Punjab Energy Development Agency) was formed to meet with the statutory requirements of Electricity Supply Act, 1948 for power generation. The main objectives of the Company are as under:

  • To identify the projects based on new and renewable energy fuels, prepare techno-economic feasibility reports and identify and select suitable investors for implementation of such projects in joint/assisted sector or on Build, Operate and Own (BOO) basis or at its own including supervision and execution of such schemes.
  • To provide services as an agent or as a facilitator for promotion, development and implementation of hydro electric power, solar, wind, biomass, biogas and co-generation power projects based on NRSE fuels.
  • To plan, promote, develop and organise integrated and efficient development of hydro electric power projects, solar, wind, biomass, biogas and co-generation power projects based on NRSE sources including planning, investigation, research, design, engineering and preparation of preliminary and Detailed Project Reports, construction, generation, operation and maintenance of power stations including sale of power in accordance with the State Govt. policies and economic considerations.
  • To plan, promote, develop and organise integrated and efficient development of power transmission systems including planning, investigation, research, design, engineering and preparation of preliminary and Detailed Project Reports, construction, generation, operation and maintenance of power stations including sale of power in accordance with the State Govt. policies and economic considerations.
  • To plan, promote, develop and organise integrated and efficient development of distribution system including planning, investigation, research, design, engineering and preparation of preliminary and Detailed Project Reports, construction, generation, operation and maintenance of power stations including sale of power in accordance with the State Govt. policies and economic considerations.
  • To provide consultancy services in power systems, execution of turnkey jobs for other utilities, wheeling and banking of power projects and sale of power in accordance with the State Govt. policies and economic considerations.

With the above objectives the company was incorporated on 5.3.1998 under the Indian Companies Act, 1956 and commenced its commercial operations on 7.6.1999. The Board of Directors of the company is comprised of the following:


1. Sh. Maninder Singh Patti, Chairman
2. Sh. Anirudh Tewari, IAS (PSNRE)
3. Sh. Faqir Chand Bansal , Sr. Vice Chairman
4. Sh. Rajinder Chabbra , Vice Chairman
5. Sh. Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa , IAS (Managing Director)
6. Sh. Maninder Pal Singh, Director
7. Sh. Davinder Singh , Joint Director
8. Sh. Shekhar Bakshi , Chief Financial Officer

Key Managerial Persons:

  • Sh. Shekhar Bakshi, Chief Financial Officer

Since its inception the company has taken over eight canal based Mini Hydel Power Plants (MHPs) (9.8MW) three Solar Photovoltaic Power (SPV) plants(0.3MW)nd one High Rate Biomethanation Power Plant (1.0MW) on mutually agreed terms &conditions from its parent organization Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA).The present total installed capacity of power generation facilitiesof the companyis 11.1 MW .

These eight Mini Hydel Plants are having ultra low heads in the range of 1.75 mtr. to 2.5 mtr. and are selected as technology demonstration projects to establish the techno-commercial viability of such ultra low heads. Such ultra low heads are successfully harnessed for power generation for the first time in the country using innovative technological options available in the world. The state of the art technology has been used for designing the unmanned operation of the plants to minimize the operation & maintenance cost.

The 1.0MW Cattle Dung based high rate bio-methanation power plant has been setup at Haibowal Dairy Complex, Ludhiana in the year 2004 under the UNDP – Global Environment Facility Programme with a major objective of “Abatement of Green House Gas emissions”. The Plant has been financially supported by the MNRE, GOI and PEDA jointly. The Plant has a capacity to generate 10,000 m3/day of raw biogas for which 235 tons per day of cattle dung is required as intake feed and at this level 45-60 tons of bio manure with moisture content varying from 35-50% is generated in de-watering section on daily basis. The plant is designed for operation from BIMA (Biogas Induced Mixing Arrangement) process control system. The plant has been designed to run around the year with cattle dung being supplied from the dairy complex. The Gas engine using biogas being generated from the plant as fuel for power generation is designed for fully automatic operations. In year 2015, the plant was upgraded by addition of CBG & CO2 bottling along with existing Power Generation & same was commissioned successfully in October 2015.The cattle dung is available from the adjoining Haibowal Dairy complex throughout the year and the bio manure generated has a good nutrient value and can be sold as organic manure for farming.