Punjab State Electricity Board

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Punjab State Electricity Board (PESB) is the government-owned electricity generator and retailer in the Punjab.

Goindwal Sahib Power Plant

In 2006 PESB entered into a draft Power Purchase Agreement for the power from the Goindwal Sahib Power Plant, a proposed 540 megawatt coal-fired power station in Tarn Taran in Punjab. The power station, which is currently under construction, is owned by GVK Power (Goindwal Sahib) Limited, a subsidiary of GVK, a diversified Indian company.[1][2] On its website GVK states this plant will be supplied with coal from the "Tokisud and Sereghara mine blocks have mine-able reserves of 52 million tonnes and 100 million tonnes respectively." The company states that the "Tokisud Open Cast mining block, located 50 kms north-west of Ranchi City in the State of Jharkhand, is being developed into a captive coal mine."[3] Elsewhere on its website the company states that GVK Power (Goindwal Sahib) Limited is "developing a 600 MW coal based Thermal Power Plant at Goindwal Sahib, in Punjab. The Company has initialed the draft Power Purchase Agreement with Punjab State Electricity Board ("PSEB") in December 2006."[1] (It appears that the discrepancy in the power outputs may be that the initial project concept was for a 600MW project which was later trimmed to a 540MW project.)

Contact details

Webiste: http://www.psebindia.org

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  1. 1.0 1.1 GVK, "Investors", GVK website, accessed May 2011.
  2. "About Us', GVK website, accessed May 2011.
  3. "Thermal", GVK website, accessed May 2011.

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