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Expert team visits construction site of biomass-based plant

According to reports, a team of experts today visited the proposed sites for construction of biomass-based power plant at Sihhmui an Lengte villages near Aizawl.

Harry Dhaul, Director General of the Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) said that small biomass power plant using sawdust and forest residue was thought to be feasible in Mizoram which had thick forest cover.

Dhaul said that around three plants with capacity of one megawatt each in a district would be sustainable to begin with.

If the Aizawl-based Eternity Partners’ plans to set up biomass plants materialised it would be a pioneer venture in the state by private players and also the first biomass plants.

The IPPAI yesterday organised a conference on Empowering North East India 2013 under the theme – Decentralised Distributed Generation : latest Developments and Policy Initiatives, focusing on power from biomass sources.

The conference was addressed by Director in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy V.K. Jain, former chairmen of central and state electricity regulatory commissions and experts and executives from different private power companies.

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