Bagasse Power Plant
Bagasse is a by product
of sugar cane that is used as fuel in boilers to produce process
steam. The consumption of Bagasse depends upon the pressure
at which steam is produced in boiler. Co-generation projects
with higher boiler pressure results in low computation of Bagasse,
resulting in increased operating days. To achieve this, certain
implant measures are required to be undertaken.
Conventionally boilers of 40 bar
pressure are in use. Based on the studies carried out in many sugar
factories, use of high pressure boilers (above 60 bars) makes such
power projects highly profitable. National level potential of power
generation through Bagasse co-generation as per MNRE, GoI study is
about 3500 MW, whereas the potential in Maharashtra is 1250 MW. The
promotion of Bagasse co-generation in sugar mills for surplus power
generation is one of the important schemes of MEDA. There are nearly
202 sugar factories registered in Maharashtra. For encouraging sugar
factories in developing the Cogeneration power project an attractive
policy has been declared by GoM vide G.R.dated 14-10-2008. The details
of the state policy could be seen on www.mahaurja.com. For giving
greater impetus to RE sector the GoM established the Urjankur Nidhi
Trust in the year 2006 with financial contribution of Rs. 418 Crores.
The implementation of this policy started with the formation two SPVs
for the establishment of co-gen projects namely – a) Urjankur
Shri. Datta Power Company Ltd., (36 MW) and b) Urjankur Shri. Tatyasaheb
Kore Warana Power Company Ltd., (44 MW).
The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory
Commission (MERC) has been declaring attractive tariff for cogeneration
power projects from time to time. This has resulted in having 33 cogeneration
power projects totaling 480 MW commissioned in Cooperative sector
and approximately 10 Cogeneration power projects totaling 191.5 MW
in private sector in the state.
The prevailing regulated tariff
declared by the commission on 29th April, 2011 for Cogeneration projects
is Rs. 4.79 per unit with no escalation or revision up to the year
2013. For details, visit website: www.mercindia.org.in
The Ministry of New & Renewable
Energy (MNRE) GoI, has been supporting the Cogeneration power projects
by giving back ended subsidy. The 50 % subsidy will be released for
sugar factories developing Cogeneration power projects in cooperative
sector / public sector /government under taking/ SPV company (Urja
Ankur Trust) through BOOT model after issuance of purchase orders
for larger equipments like boiler, turbine etc. The remaining 50 %
subsidy could be availed after commissioning of the project and demonstrating
its continuous operation for 90 days (3 months) from which 72 hours
the plant should run with 80% PLF. For private sector one time subsidy
will be released after commissioning of project after assessment of
performance of the plant. The performance of the plant in both the
above cases will be assessed through National Productivity Council
(NPC) & then financial assistance will be released. In cogen plant
where boiler modification is proposed financial assistance to certain
extent will be given by MNRE, GoI. The details of the policy could
be seen on www.mnre.gov.in
Further, to enhance attractiveness
of investment in this sector the Ministry of Finance is extending
exemption on excise duty & levying concessional custom duty over
equipments and machinery purchased by the investors for developing
a new cogeneration power projects.
The details about commissioned Cogeneration
power projects and projects in pipeline are furnished in tabulated
form as below.
- Cogeneration Commissioned
- Cogeneration Projects
- Cogeneration Projects
Technical & Financial Statement of Sugar Factory.
GR for Sugar cane purchase tax Exemption 03-03-2011.
GR for Sugar cane purchase tax Exemption 13-02-2013.
For general information on sugar factories in Maharashtra visit: http://www.vsisugar.com
::Biomass Power Project- Overview
Biomass is the one of the important natural resources.
Its efficient use can bring in social, economical and environmental
benefits in the long run. The national potential for having grid quality
power from surplus biomass material is assessed to be approx. 16,000
MW while potential for Maharashtra (as per the ORG study) is approx.
For encouraging the private sector participation in developing the
biomass power projects in the state an attractive policy has been
declared vide G.R. dated 14-10-2008. The highlights of the state policy
could be seen on www.mahaurja.com. Besides, the financial assistance
the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission has been declaring
attractive tariff for biomass power from time to time. After the first
tariff order on biomass in the year 2005, it has been observed gradual
increase in the establishment of biomass power projects in the state.
This has resulted in having 14 biomass power projects totaling 147
MW commissioned in the state. With the increasing trend of investors
in this sector, MEDA has taken conscious decision of allotting capacity
up to maximum 400 MW for this sector to avoid unhealthy competition
and preventing environmental degradation.
The prevailing tariff structure (order declared
on 29th April, 2011) for biomass power projects is Rs. 4.98 per unit
having no escalation or revision in it up to the year 2013. For details,
visit website: www.mercindia.org.in
The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE)
GoI, has been supporting the biomass power projects by giving back
ended subsidy. The subsidy could be availed after commissioning of
the project and demonstrating its continuous operation for 90 days
(3 months) from which 72 hours the plant should run with 80% PLF.
The performance of the plant will be assessed through National Productivity
Council (NPC) & then financial assistance will be released. The
details of the policy could be seen on www.mnre.gov.in
Further, for giving greater impacts to this sector
the Ministry of Finance has been extending exemption on excise duty
& concessional custom duty over equipments and machinery purchased
by the investors for developing a new biomass power project.
The details about commissioned biomass power projects
and projects in pipeline are furnished in tabulated form as below-