Biomass Power Plants in Tamil Nadu have reduced their power generation capacity as the demand has come down. Since May 2013, the state government has allowed unconditional intra-State third party sale which has resulted in reduced power shortage for HT consumers. The current cost of per unit of Rs.6.5 from biomass power plants is costlier by Re.1 which finds few takers. The generation has been selling 20-25 MW in October 2013 from 100 MW last year. This has also resulted in decrease in off-take of agricultural residues from farmers who in turn have petitioned the government. We have to wait and see whether government can bring a preferential tariff to biomass producers
Anant Urja Pvt Ltd is planning to set up a 1.25 MW biomass project in Mendori village in Phanda Taluk in Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh. The project involves setting up of 2 nos. of biomass gassifier system of capacity of 630 kg/hr and 5 No. of gensets each with a capacity of 250 KW. The project is likely to go operational in Feb 2012.
A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services is setting up a 15 MW biomass project in Morinda in Kainaur Road in Punjab. The project involves setting up of one biomass fired CFBC boiler, extraction cum condensing type steam turbine, electric generator and power evacuation systems. The project cost is estimated at Rs. 813 million. The boiler will intake paddy straw, bagasse or subabul. The project is likely to go operational in 2012.
Land required for the project is around 5 acres where lease have been signed.