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Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Gas-based Power Plant at Palatana in Tripura

Jun 22, 2013 16:07 IST

First gas based Power Plant was commissioned by Pranab Mukherjee, the President of Indian Union on 21 June 2013 at Palatana in Tripura. The Palatana Gas Based Power Project is developed by ONGC and is the first such Power Company in India to be awarded with the Clean Development Mechanism by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The electricity generation from the first unit of the 726.6MW Palatana power plant has already started and has a capacity of 363 MW.

The Palatana Gas Based Power Project will help in generation of Pollution Free Electricity due to the Clean Development Mechanism used in it. It is also the biggest gas-based combined cycle power project in the northeast and largest clean energy plants of the world.

The project was registered on 15 May 2013 with the United Nations as the World’s biggest Project that used Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) following the guidelines of Kyoto Protocol.

The electricity generated from the power plant will be distributed among the seven sisters (northeastern States of India).

Criteria of distribution of the electricity produced by Power Plant

States/Beneficiaries of Generated Electricity

Share

Assam

240 MW

Tripura

196 MW

Meghalaya

79 MW

Manipur

42 MW

Nagaland

27 MW

Mizoram

22 MW

Arunachal Pradesh

22 MW

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL & FS) and ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC)

98 MW


Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The major feature of the Kyoto Protocol is that it sets binding targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These reductions amount to an average of five per cent against 1990 levels over the five-year period 2008-2012.

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