Haryana inks MoU for setting 5 biomass power projects
The Haryana government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four independent power producers for setting up of five biomass power projects of 51 MW capacity with an investment of Rs 230 crore.
Out of these, two projects are likely to be commissioned soon.
Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the state government had increased the annual budget of Renewable Energy Department from Rs.3.9 crore in 2004-2005 to Rs 42.43 crore in 2012-13 as a part of its programme to promote renewable energy in the state.
To produce electricity from the distillery waste, a project of one MW capacity at Ashoka Distillery and Chemicals Pvt Ltd, Hathin in district Palwal and three MW project at Globus Spirit, Smalkha in district Panipat had been set up. For generation of power from agricultural waste, 11 projects of 24.95 MW capacity through cogeneration route had been set up in the industries, he added. Under Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission, eight projects of 7.8 MW capacity had already been commissioned in the state which included seven projects of one MW each at village Nandha (district Bhiwani), village Badhour (district Panchkula), Village Balsamand, (district Hisar), village Panchaota (district Mahendergarh), village Sarakpur(district Panchkula), village Kumthala(district Sirsa), village Nigana (district Rohtak) and 0.8 MW Project in village Silarpurmehta district Mahendergarh, said the spokesman.
Under off-grid programme of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, solar power projects of 541.45 KW capacity had been set up in 30 private sector and government offices.