PUNJAB STATE POWER CORPORATION LIMITED
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE
PRESS NOTE, Patiala Nov. 25,2018
The technical bid of press tender to lease out Jalkheri Power Plant of 1×10 MW capacity on renovate, Operate and Transfer (ROT) basis was opened on Nov.22,2018 in which three nos firms has participated. The tender is being
processed and the work shall be allotted to the L-bidder in the due course of time, this was disclosed by Er.Baldev Singh Sran CMD PSPCL in a press note here today. In recent past, PSPCL has decided to lease out Jalkheri Power
Plant of 1×10 MW capacity on renovate, Operate and Transfer (ROT) basis.PSPCL has published a press tender in All India Level newspapers.
Er.B.S.Sran said that once the work of renovation is allotted to the L-1 Bidder, plant will become operational in about 27 months from the date of signing the Lease Agreement which is likely to take 45 days from the issue of
Letter of Award (LOA).
CMD said that once Jalkheri Power Plant becomes operational, not only about 80,000 MT per annum of rice straw shall be consumed for producing electricity, but this will also save environment from getting polluted which otherwise is polluted due to burning of rice straw by farmers.
He also said that this project will also help in meeting with Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) requirements of PSPCL. He further added that this plant will generate 56.94 million units per annum considering a PLF of 65%.
It is to mention that Biomass fuel based power plant of 1×10 MW capacity constructed by erstwhile PSEB at village Jalkheri, District Fatehgarh Sahib was commissioned in June, 1992. The plant remained operational till July, 1995. Then, the plant was given on lease to M/s Jalkheri Power Plant Ltd. (JPPL) in July 2001, who commissioned the plant in July 2002 and kept the plant operational till September, 2007. Then in 2012, efforts were made to get the project re-started by giving a licence to the private developer to run the plant for a specific period by giving it on lease. Even then no response was received. The plant is lying idle since September, 2007.
Issued by Dy.Secy.P.R/PSPCL,Patiala
Press Note 38 dated Nov.25,2018