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About 36000 MT coal is consumed 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:


Thermal Power Plant

Power Generation (MW)

Average Daily Coal Consumption (MT)

Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP), Bathinda

440

7000

Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant (GGSSTP), Ropar

1,260

16000

Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant (GHTP), Lehra Mohabat

920

13000

                                                                                                            Source: PSPCL, 2013

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. With all these initiative, no power cuts are envisaged in Punjab w.e.f. 2014-15. Punjab will be a power surplus state.


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