Punjab set to produce 300 MW power from Biomass

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Chandigarh, Sep 1 (UNI) Punjab is all set to produce 300 MW power from Biomass power generation from five projects with installed capacity of 68 MW getting commissioned by year-end, Science and Technology Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said here today.

Mr Majithia, after reviewing the progress of ongoing projects, said the five projects with total 68 MW capacity are at advanced stage of completion and would be commissioned by December 2008.

He said 140 MW capacity Biomass projects of a multinational company Green Planet Energy, would be completed by February 2010.

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

Emphasising the need for accelerated completion of these projects, Mr Majithia said another multinational company Turbo Atom TPS Projects, 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.

Mr Majithia reiterated that PEDA was committed to provide 10 per cent power to Punjab from renewable sources and progress of all these projects was already ahead of scheduled.

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