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Revised Biomass Policy mandates 5% biomass co-firing in Thermal Power Plants from FY 2024-25: Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy

Posted On: 02 AUG 2023 8:34PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy has informed that there are 47 Thermal Power Plants which have carried out co-firing of agro residue based biomass pellets with coal. The Ministry of Power issued modification on 16.06.2023 to revise the biomass policy dated 08.10.2021 and now it mandates 5% biomass co-firing in Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) from FY 2024-25. This obligation shall increase to 7% from FY 2025-26.

The Minister informed that the Government has taken many initiatives to ensure the availability and procurement of biomass pellets for co-firing in TPPs like, Finance Assistance Schemes by MNRE and CPCB have been issued for biomass pellet manufacturing units, Reserve Bank  of India (RBI)  has approved ‘Biomass pellet manufacturing’ as an eligible activity under Priority Sector Lending (PSL), Procurement Provision of Biomass Category has been created on GeM portal, Revised Model long term contract for Biomass supply was issued by Ministry of Power, Vendor database finalized and listed on SAMARTH website, awareness programmes & Advertisement Campaign were carried out, Provision of Udyam Aadhaar on National Single Window System, Bankable Model Project Report for Biomass Pellet Plants etc.

Further, the Ministry of Power through a policy Addendum dated 03-05-2023 has indicated the various type of various agro residues such as stubble/straw/stalk/husk which are surplus and not being used as animal fodder for making the biomass pellets. This includes agro-residue obtained from crops like Paddy, Soya, Arhar, Gwar, Cotton, Gram, Jawar, Bajra, Moong, Mustard, Sesame, Til, Maize, Sunflower, Jute, Coffee, etc. as well as Groundnut Shell, Coconut Shell, Castor Seed Shell etc.

In addition, pellets made from the following agro product/crop/waste can also be used for co-firing in TPPs viz. Bamboo and its by-products, Horticulture waste such as dry leaves and trimmings obtained from maintenance & pruning of trees and plants and other biomass such as Pine Cone/Needle, Elephant Grass, Sarkanda, etc.

The Minister informed that approximately 1,64,976 Metric Tonnes of agri residues-based biomass has been co-fired in 47 coal based thermal power plants till May 2023. State-wise list of thermal power plants co-firing above biomass pellets is given below.

 

State-wise details of Biomass usage in all TPPs in the country till May' 2023

Sl. No.

State

Name of the Plant

Capacity (MW)

Cumulative Biomass usage (Metric Tonne)

State-wise Biomass usage (Metric Tonne)

1

Uttar Pradesh

National Capital Power Station, Dadri, UP

1820

20617

70977

2

Harduaganj TPS, UP

1265

7392

3

Feroze Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Station, UP

1550

9486

4

Tanda Thermal Power Station, Ambedkar Nagar, UP

1760

3806

5

Mahan Al. Unit- CPP, UP

900

29676

6

Haryana

Yamuna Nagar TPS, Haryana

600

455

20969

7

Rajiv Gandhi TPS, Hisar, Haryana

1200

95

8

IGSTPP, Jhajjar, Haryana

1500

16008

9

Mahatma Gandhi TPS, Jhajjar, Haryana

1320

4411

10

Punjab

Nabha Power Limited (NPL), Punjab

1400

30

180

11

Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant Ropar (GGSSTP), Ropar, Punjab

840

61

12

Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant (GHTP), Lehra Mohabbat, Punjab

920

39

13

TSPL, Mansa, Punjab

1980

50

14

Maharashtra

Mauda Super Thermal Power Station, Nagpur, MH

2320

24167

27349

15

Solapur Super Thermal Power Station, Solapur, MH

1320

3060

16

Dhariwal Thermal Power Plant Chandrapur, MH

600

87

17

GMR Warora Energy Limited, Maharashtra

600

20

18

JSW Energy - Ratnagiri Maharashtra

1200

5

19

Sai Wardha Power Generation Limited, MH

540

10

20

Karnataka

Kudgi Super Thermal Power Station, Bijapur, Karnataka

2400

1912

2248

21

JSW Energy - TPP Bellary, Karnataka

860

336

22

Andhra Pradesh

Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station, AP

2000

4551

4551

23

Chhattisgarh

LARA Super Thermal Power Station, Raigarh, CG

1600

489

11464

24

Sipat Super Thermal Power Station, Bilaspur, CG

2980

3882

25

Jindal super thermal power plant Tamnar, CG

3400

24

26

Raipur Energen Limited, CG

1370

77

27

Badadarha TPP, CG

1200

25

28

Raigarh Energy Generation Ltd, CG

600

25

29

Bharat Aluminum Company Limited, CG

1740

6942

30

Madhya Pradesh

Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station, MP 

1600

3140

17603

31

Khargone Super Thermal Power Station, , MP 

1320

13417

32

Jaypee Nigrie super Thermal power plant, MP

1320

577

33

Jaypee Bina TPS, MP

500

425

34

Sasan Power Ltd Madhya Pradesh

3960

44

35

Bihar

Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station, Bihar

2340

10

10

36

West Bengal

Budge Budge Thermal Power station, WB

750

181

896

37

Haldia Thermal Power plant, WB

600

90

38

Farakka super thermal Power plant, Murshidabad, WB

2100

77

39

Durgapur Steel Thermal Power Station (DSTPS)

1000

501

40

Bakreswar Thermal power station, WB

1050

22

41

Sagardighi TPS, WB

1600

25

42

Rajasthan

Adani Power Rajasthan Limited, Rajasthan

1320

111

7927

43

Shree Mega Power Bewar (CFBC), RJ

344

7816

44

Odisha

Jharsuguda Captive Power, Odisha

1215

44

64

45

GMR Kamal Ganga, Odisha

700

20

46

Tamil Nadu

OPG Power Generation Pvt Ltd, Tamil Nādu

420

715

715

47

Jharkhand

Jojobera Power Plant, Jharkhand

427.5

23

23

Grand Total

64351.5

164976

164976

This information has been given by the Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R. K. Singh, in a written reply to a question, in Rajya Sabha today, August 2, 2023.

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