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. 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." 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." (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.)