Uttar Pradesh State, IndiaOperating
Sindicatum has entered into a joint venture arrangement with Simbhaoli Sugars Limited, to own, expand and operate bagasse-based power generation at Simbhaoli’s sugar mills in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The project involves the combustion of locally-sourced biomass (primarily sugarcane residue, or “bagasse”) from the sugar mill to abate greenhouse gas emissions while producing clean energy and Renewable Energy Certificates (“RECs”) under India’s new initiative to promote clean electricity.
Current power generation capacity at all three of Simbhaoli’s mills (Simbhaoli, Chilwaria and Brijnathpur) is 60MW and this will be expanded by up to 55 additional MW. The expansion will enable power generation throughout the year. The joint venture will enter into long-term power purchase agreements with the state-owned public utility for sale of electricity in excess of the sugar mill’s requirements.
Simbhaoli Unit (32MW)
The Simbhaoli power unit is located within the premises of the Simbhaoli sugar plant. Power generated from the unit is currently supplied to the sugar plant at the Simbhaoli unit, with surplus power exported to the state grid under a long term PPA with preferential tariff. Simbhaoli’s current power plant configuration consists of 2 boilers of 77 TPH (travelling grate) and 110 TPH (dumping grate) capacities respectively. There are also 2 bleed-cum-back-pressure turbines with rated capacities of 12 MW (40 kg/ cm2) and 20 MW (84 kg/ cm2). Simbhaoli currently generates power only during the sugar season (about 150 days).