Haryana’s first grid-connected 1.2 megawatt biogas-based power plant has been commissioned at a cost of about Rs 14 crore in village Morkhi of district Jind. The plant will have an annual power generation of 85 lakh units, Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy Ranjit Singh Chautala said on Thursday.
He said the plant has been set up by Mor Bio Energy Private Limited and the entire output shall be purchased by the Haryana Power Purchase Centre at a tariff to be decided by the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission.
The minister said a three-day trial run of the power plant was done from March 11 to 15 at 80 per cent capacity by a joint team of power and new and renewable energy departments.
The main feed material of this plant is poultry litter and cow dung. It consumes nearly 180 tonnes of biodegradable waste per day and apart from electricity it produces nearly 15 tonnes per day of organic fertiliser, he added.