Generation of Green Energy by PSUs

green enerhyMemorandum of Understanding (MoU) Guidelines for the year 2012-13 issued by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) for all Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) prescribe details for the R&D parameter, MoU is a tool for performance measurement of CPSEs.  Guideline for Research & Development (R&D) issued by DPE lists out suggested activities which can be taken as a parameter.  Under Power Generation & Transmission syndicate, “Alternate and New & Renewable Energy Sources” is one of the listed out activity to be considered as a parameter in MoU.  If central PSUs are interested in generation of green energy, they can keep suitable parameters under MoU for performance measurement.

            According to inputs received from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Indian Wind Turbine Manufactures Association (WTMA) has reported that the Public Sector Units (PSUs) have so far established around 1135 MW wind power projects in the country.  Further, as per information available with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, PSUs have also established solar power projects of 27 MW in the country.  This apart, BHEL have a facility at Bangalore to manufacture Solar Photovoltaic cells and modules up to 26 MWp.

            The activities taken up by holding companies under Energy, Power Generation & Transmission Syndicate on the topic “Alternate and New & Renewable Energy Sources” (Generation of Green Energy by PSUs) are as follows:

S. No. Name of the CPSUs Parameter in the MoU for the year 2012-13
1 NHPC Ltd. Development of Wind Power Projects in Bida-J&K.
2 NTPC Ltd. Completion of Supply, Erection, Commissioning of 40 tons of refrigeration (TR) Solar Thermal HVAC Plant at NETRA.
3 THDC Ltd. Community Solar Power Projects of 10KW capacity in remote villages.

            The above information was given by the Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Shri Praful Patel to the Parliament.