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6 MW Biomass Based Power Project in Assam by BEPL

Technology

Biomass

Renewables

Renewables | Biomass

Country

India

Asia

India

Standard

CDM

Compliance

Stage

Starting

2008-05-23

Opening comments

Total issued

0

tCO2

Annual Reduction

51,117

tCO2/year

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Scope

Additionality

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Investment analysis :-Other

Provider ID

UNEPcdm2237
UNFCCC3189
Methodology Ver Description
AMS-I.C.13Thermal energy production with or without electricity

Description

Badarpur Energy Private Limited (BEPL) is setting up a 6MW biomass based power project in the state of Assam of India. The power produced in the project activity shall be supplied to Barak Valley Cement limited (BVCL), a group company of BEPL through direct transmission line. In recent times BVCL has been facing difficult power situation in the state1. It’s due to abrupt and unreliable grid power supply in the state. Given this, BVCL through BEPL decided to opt for installing a captive power generation unit. As the availability of coal in the region is in abundance and it is of the best quality as available in India, putting up a coal based power plant would have been natural for BEPL. Installation of biomass based power plant would thus displace power from a coal based power plant and help in reduced emissions in power generation.

Biomass combustion is considered GHG neutral and hence power displacement through the project activity shall help in reduced emissions in power generation. Renewable biomass proposed in the project activity primarily is rice husk and rice straw. The area is a paddy rich area and rice husk is available in abundance. The biomass generated in the area doesn’t have much commercial use and is surplus in the region.

In the absence of project activity, the best available alternative for the project proponent would have been installation of a coal based power generation plant. This is primarily because of the abundant availability of coal in the region. Also, coal in the area is of the best quality coal available in India (calorific value 6500 kcal/kg, compared to normal 3200-4200 kcal/kg elsewhere) and available at very low prices. However BEPL has decided to opt for bio-mass (rice-husk, rice-straw, other agro-waste) as the primary fuel for the plant due to its positive influence on overall environment.

The project activity faces many hurdles against implementation such as non-existent management practices for collection and transportation of biomass residues, non-existent market regulations for biomass residues and its dependence on rains and other factors not under direct control of power producers. BEPL foresee overcoming these hurdles with CDM backed revenue generation.

The project activity is a small scale project activity with capacity less than 15MW and has following sustainable development aspects:

Social well being: CDM – Executive Board

The state of Assam in India is facing power shortage for last many years. Power cuts are regular and new industrial connections are difficult to get. The shortage is one of the bottlenecks in faster development of state. The proposed project thus shall help in bridging the demand-supply gap in the state.

It would also help in generating additional income for the local population engaged in agricultural activities, thereby having positive impact on poverty alleviation and sustainable development of the region. Ash from the power plant may be utilized for filling the low lying land and for road base construction by local agencies.

Economic well being:

The project is likely to have many positive economic benefits for the society around: • Employment of skilled and semi-skilled workmen and labour • Revenue source for fuel suppliers and developers. This will be net addition to local society, as the fuel is not used in any significant quantities for economically useful applications right now. • The company proposes to launch large-scale fuel resource development program that is likely to employ significant numbers in the activity. This program will be developed using revenue from sale of carbon credits of the project.

Environmental well being:

The modern equipments and processes along with pollution controlling measures adopted in this project will make the unit environmental safe. The project would have net positive impact the environment, as biomass would be used as fuel.

Activities during construction & operation would not affect the bio-diversity in the region. There will be no impact on soil, water quality, and forest cover due to proposed power project. Biomass use in place of coal will help in conservation of the natural resource.

Technological well being:

The project activity is the first of its kind in the region.

Technicals

Investment

$5M

Energy

Installed capacity 6 MW
Effective hours 5.58k h/year
Energy generated 33.45k MWh/year
Utilization ratio 63.65 %
Activity start date

-

Time

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  • In registration

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  • To be registered

    : Total elapsed days from Validation until Registration approval (Validation + Registration).
  • To first issuance

    : Total elapsed days from registration approval until first credit issuance.
  • Total to first issuance

    : Sum of entire validation, registration and ‘to first issuance’ days; i.e. the entire process.
In validation 564 days
In registration 303 days
To be registered 1 days (stopped)
To first issuance -
Total to first issuance -

Location

2 Organizations (2 roles involvement)

Carbon+%26+Environment Participant name Carbon & EnvironmentPDD Consultant ()IndiaContact name
Certification Participant name CertificationValidator ()United KingdomContact name

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