Punjab okays 4,000 MW thermal plant at Rupnagar

The state government of Punjab has given nod to a super critical thermal plant of 4,000 MW capacity for Rupnagar.

According to state power minister G S Kangar, a 60 MW biomass plant and a 100 MW solar plant are also coming up soon.

He said the closure of 880 MW thermal units in Bathinda and Rupnagar by the government earlier would lead to dominance of private players in the power sector in times to come.

An official release quoted him as saying: “The closure of these units by no means amounts to dominance of private sector; it is just a switchover from the existing technology to the cheaper, greener, state-of-art technology.”

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