Despite a dip of 1450 MWs of power availability during the current year, the Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) has claimed that there would be no shortage of power during the peak summer season.
Better generation at the hydel plants owned by the Punjab State PowerCorporation Limited (PSPCL) has helped the power utility save around Rs 300 crore during the 11 months of the current fiscal.
With the commissioning of the second 9 MW hydro generating unit, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the 18 MW Mukerian Hydro-Electric Project (HEP) Stage-II in Punjab.
Even as the Punjab government is planning to introduce a direct-bank transfer (DBT) scheme for power subsidies on agricultural connections, the pending power subsidy bill continues to accumulate.
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.