A looming biomess

By Power Engineering:

Biomass power sector is in trouble.

About 60 per cent of the country’s grid-connected po w – er plants that run on biomass are either closed or about to be closed.

Reason: rising fuel price, un revised tariff and government apathy.

Of the 39 biomass power plants in Andhra Pradesh, the state with the highest number, 17 are functional. In Chha ttisgarh, of the 29 plants only four are working, says the industry (see: ‘Status of biomass plants’). State governments refused to comment on the status of shut plants. Chhattisgarh has the highest ins talled capacity of 249.90 MW. In Rajasthan, two of the 10 plants have been shut over the past two years and many are on the verge of closure… Read more

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