The Punjab cabinet today constituted a sub-committee to consider and work out the modalities for the closure of the state-owned thermal plants in view of the CEA guidelines to retire non-viable The

Move in line with Centre’s norm of shutting units older than 25 yrs

Thermal plant at Mukerian set to become a reality

The proposed 1320 MW Mukerian thermal plant to be taken up for commissioning by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is set to become a reality with the Union Coal ministry allocating a 229 million tonne coal block in West Bengal to Punjab.

Ropar, June 23: A four-member team of a Delhi-based NGO, Centre for Science and Environment, during its visit to Ropar Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant found that the working conditions inside

With a number of thermal power plants being developed by private companies getting delayed due to non-availability of coal, the Punjab Government's captive coal mine at Pachwara (Jharkhand) is in the centre of confrontation between the warring parties.

Private companies are seeking a share in the coal produced from the mine. The under-construction thermal plants are running behind schedule due to a stand off between the state government/PSPCL and the companies on the supply of coal.

The management of the Ropar Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant has decided to shut one of its six generation units from today due to shortage of coal. Sources said the plant management was left with coal stock for just 11 days.

The 1,260 MW thermal plant has six units of 210 MW each. As an emergency measure, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has asked the plant management to shut down one of the units. Unit No. 3 would be shut down at 10 pm. It would be made operational on February 3, the sources said.

Ropar: No pong ash is being used from Ropar thermal plant for the construction of Kurali-Kiratpur Sahib stretch of the National Highway 21 despite strict guidelines of the government of India.

PSEB Chairman assesses damage
Tribune News Service

Ropar, March 12
To assess the damage caused to machinery during a minor fire in unit number 6, Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Chairman HS Brar today visited the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant today.

Punjab was forced to undergo long power cuts for upto six hours after two units of the Ropar Thermal plant tripped today, leading to acute shortage of power. The state lost as much as 420 MW power on Friday due to the tripping of the two thermal power generation units at the Ropar power plant.