Nabha Power Limited (NPL) is implementing a 2100 MW coal-fired power plant project based on super-critical technology in Punjab.
NPL was established as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) by the erstwhile Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to develop the Rajpura Thermal Power Project at a site near village Nalash, Distt Patiala, Punjab. An RfQ/RfP was floated by PSEB in line with the Case 2 competitive bidding guidelines of Government of India (GoI) and L&T PDL was identified as the lowest bidder. NPL signed Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on January 18, 2010 with PSEB and the ownership of NPL was also transferred to L&T PDL on January 18, 2010. A 1400 MW power plant (2x700 MW) is under construction to supply power to PSEB under this PPA and it is expected to commence operations in 2014.
Further, NPL has signed an MoU with Govt. of Punjab for enhancing the capacity of the present plant by establishing an expansion unit of 1x700 MW adjacent to the current plant location.
The boilers and steam turbine generators of the project are based on proven Supercritical Technology from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Japan. They will have higher generation efficiency (about 41%) as compared to sub-critical coal fired power plants having average generation efficiency of around 35%. The higher efficiency will result in reduced coal consumption and equivalent reduction of green house gases emissions into the atmosphere.