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Power Generation and Consumption

About 2640 MW power is generated in three thermal power plants (TPPs) in the state sector which generate huge quantities of flyash. The state government has, however, taken appropriate measures to control this menace. More than 80% of fly ash generated is being utilized by different companies for cement manufacturing, brick manufacturing and for making ready-mix concrete.

 

Power generation and coal consumption in the state run Thermal Plants (2017-18):


Thermal Power Plant

Power Generation (MW)

Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP), Bathinda

460

Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant (GGSSTP), Ropar

1,260

Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant (GHTP), LehraMohabat

920

                                                                             Source: PSPCL, as cited in Economic Survey of Punjab, 2018-19

To meet with the increase in demand massive capacity addition has been done. Three new thermal power stations at Rajpura, Talwandi Sabo, and Goindwal Sahib with total aggregate capacity of 3920 MW have come up in the state of Punjab in private sector. Punjab has also been allocated a 2273 MW share from Ultra mega power Projects.