We use Biomass to generate Power which drives Business. Our model not only uses lands owned by organisations but also small patches of land owned by private individuals. It is based on the Buy-Back arrangements with the power producers in their own lands. The power generation is planned on this outsourcing of biomass generation to a large extent. This model is not a mere enabler of power generation capability in India. "Power of the Power" from High Density Man-Made Regenerative Forests manifests itself in a number of ways. We have an aggressive expansion plan of hitting 100 MWs of power production in the next five years. Every power station will be supported by captive energy plantations.
The consumers of power are the drivers of the production and distribution of power. They have a tremendous choice of deciding upon the scale of power involved and the methods of distribution once they adopt the model of feedstock security.
The Government will continue to buy power from Biomass Power Stations for a long time to come. With continuous purchase price revisions both the Government and Power Producers are benefitting. The State Governments have now allowed the sale of power to third parties using the government's transmission infrastructure which is bringing down the evacuation costs, ultimately benefiting power consumers far from the sources of power production.
Captive Power Stations with the forests grown nearby with only transportation costs as the limitation will catch up both as an economic necessity and as part of the C.S.R. programmes. There will be an asymptotic growth of forests and establishment of local power stations once the Distributed Power Production and Distribution is encouraged and authorised by various State Governments in India. The Central Power Grid and concerned authorities in India will do well to encourage the Distributed Power Production and Distribution in the national interest and in the interest of optimal distribution of power. Economic tie-ups are lined up due to the multiple benefits in the offering.
There is a possibility of establishing new industries across India in rural areas due to this model. Availability of assured and quality power will encourage many small and medium industries in rural areas. Industrial organisations, trade bodies, government and the environmental authorities can work together to locate and operate such industries. This will create centers of economic growth across the country. All sectors can be catered to.