The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is going to set up a 60-65 MW paddy straw-based power plant at the cost of Rs 150 crore. PSPCL’s board of directors (BoD) in a meeting on Wednesday cleared the proposal for the project at the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Power (GNDTP) plant in Bathinda.
It will be one of the largest straw-based plants and around 4 lakh tonne paddy straw would be used annually to generate electricity here. Till now straw-based power plants of up to 45 MW capacity are operational.
In addition, the BoD also cleared another proposal to set up 100 MW solar power plant was also cleared. The proposals have been sent to the state government for final approval.
Both the projects have been cleared coinciding with the celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev in whose name the thermal power plant was set up in 1974. Read More