News Brief | February 2016
CSPDCL to buy 50-MW biomass generated power
The State-owned Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Ltd (CSPDCL) will be purchasing 50 MW of electricity from biomass power producers in the State. The company would sign a 20-year agreement with the power producers, officials stated. Notably, Chhattisgarh is among the leading States for implementing bio-mass power projects such as Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, according to Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
Chhattisgarh had biomass projects generating a total of 249 MW of power as on March 31, 2015.
The total power generation from biomass projects by 12 other states during the aforesaid period in Megawatts is as follows- Andhra Pradesh (288), Gujarat (30.50), Haryana (13.50), Karnataka (107.50), Madhya Pradesh (26), Maharshtra (198), Odisha (20), Punjab (68.50), Rajasthan (101), Tamil Nadu (211.70), Uttar Pradesh (54) and West Bengal (26).