MAIIL presently operates four power plants across Vidarbha region (Central India). These plants are regarded amongst the most efficient plants in Vidarbha. These power plants supply Non-conventional energy to the power-starved state of Maharashtra.
Our plant location are strategic in view of availability of fuel, being at the border of rice growing districts of Vidarbha.
Director of Operations MSEDCL
As MSEDCL has long term agreement with MAIIL for their power requirements, we work in close contact with them. Reliability is their strong feature. Manas is a constant and reliable source of power for us, and it is great to be working with them
In the present Indian power scenario, there is a large difference between the demand and installed power generating capacity. In India, shortfall of power continues at around 10% of peak-power demand. Tapping huge potential of decentralized energy generation, particularly from renewable energy sector and industrial co-generation is expected to ease the problems in the power sector.
MAIIL has set up Co-generation power plant as per the norms and guidelines of Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC)/Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
At one of our units, we are utilizing rice husk/saw dust as the primary fuel for the Co-gen plant. The requirement of rice husk is less than 30% of the established biomass availability (as per Biomass assessment report). In addition the units are allowed to use coal for its 15% fuel requirement. The project benefits Rice Paddy/Soya farmers in the vicinity besides providing direct/indirect employment to many, thereby contributing significantly to the rural economy. With the co-generation arrangement, it supplies process steam from its Extraction-cum- condensing steam turbine to the Soya processing, resulting in mitigating Carbon emissions/generating Carbon Credits.
What is the total power generation capacity of MAIIL?
The total power generation capacity of MAIIL is 62.5 MW.
What fuel (Raw Material) is used to generate power in MAIIL?
Bagasse (i.e. fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane is crushed to extract its juice) is used as fuel for generating electricity. At one of our units, we are utilizing rice husk/saw dust as the primary fuel for the Co-gen plant.
To whom is the power generated sold to?
Power sale is restricted to distribution utilities in Maharashtra namely MAHADISCOM and BEST. Long Term PPA of 13 years with MAHADISCOM.
MAIIL is promoted and established by experienced group of professionals having rich experience in various industries.
It all began with a decision to bring industry to Vidarbha Region in Maharashtra. We decided to take up the challenge and started Sugar industry in a land mostly cultivating cotton, rice and soya bean...