In an embarrassment to the Punjab government, promise made by chief minister Amarinder Singh to reduce power tariff for industry to Rs 5 per unit have not been fulfilled once again.
As power demand in the ongoing winter season nosedives, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has shut all its thermal power plants, and is now relying on private plants for which it pays fixed charges.
The Punjab state power Corporation Limited(PSPCL) has added increased its share of renewable energy has risen to 20% of the total energy produced via Thermal and Hydel sources in the state by signing an agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to buy additional 150 MW of power
The Punjab government’s much publicised move of to reduce power tariff for industry to Rs 5 per unit has not been implemented from November 1 as originally planned.
Punjab has forayed into tapping a cost-effective source of power — wind energy.The state has signed an agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India to purchase 450 million units of power per year.
Having generated electricity for 43 years to meet the power demand of Punjab, the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant Bathinda today generated its last unit at 8:39 am before being shut down forever.
With Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) deciding not to place any fresh orders for coal supplies for Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant, it appears that all is set for its closure.
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is all set to upgrade the the electricity infrastructure in Mohali under the Re-accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme.
In yet another milestone, the government’s flagship scheme–Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for all (UJALA) programme was launched in Punjab.
The Congress government will review the power purchase agreements between the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and private players involved in electricity generation in the state.