MoP issues revised policy for biomass utilisation in coal-based TPPs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the revised policy for power generation through co-firing in coal-based thermal power plants (TPPs).

The MoP has advised that coal-based TPPs (whether with bowl mill, ball and race mill, or ball and tube mill) shall mandatorily use 5 per cent blend of biomass pellets, made primarily of agro residue along with coal, on an annual basis. Generating units having certain units under reserve shutdown or not being despatched due to merit order despatch consideration would ensure to increase the percentage of co-firing up to 10 per cent in their other operating units.

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