Punjab all set to produce 300-mw from biomass

Written by State Bureau | Chandigarh, Sep 1 | Updated: Sep 3 2008, 05:06am hrs
Punjab is all set to produce 300-mw power from biomass power generation with five projects with installed capacity of 68-mw getting commissioned by year end.

Science & technology minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday, after reviewing the progress of ongoing projects, said the 5 projects with total 68-mw capacity are at advanced stage of completion and would be commissioned by December 2008. He said the 140-mw capacity biomass projects of Green Planet Energy Pvt. Ltd, a multinational company, would be completed by February 2010.

He said the projects would be set up in Moga, Jalandhar, Faridkot, Hoshiarpur and Kaputhala district. The company has already signed land lease agreement for these projects.

Emphasising on the need of accelerated completion of these projects, Majithia said another multinational company Turbo Atom TPS Projects Pvt. Ltd. is setting up three projects with combined installed capacity 40-mw at Patti, Malerkotla and Ferozepur and the company has already started work on these projects.