TP Renewable Microgrid (TPRMG), a wholly subsidiary of Tata Power, has inaugurated its first 5kW Bio-gas generating plant at Kamalpura (Basaitha) village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. TPRMG constructed this plant in association with Grassroots Energy. The plant consumes cow dung, which is procured from nearby villages and then it is processed through a Bio-digester to generate methane gas. This gas is then used to drive a specially designed 5kW generator to generate electricity, which is fed to the adjoining 30kW microgrid generating station. It is interesting to note that the residue of the Bio-gas plant is processed to create organic manure for the farmers.
Commenting on the project, Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power, said, “It is a proud moment for us, we are constructively moving ahead with our agenda to be the foremost Renewable Energy Company of India and continue to support the nation to achieve its green energy goals. We would like to congratulate our team to complete this project in a record time – and be able to commence the operation of this plant on National Energy Conservation Day.”
Focusing on the potential of this success, Manoj Gupta, CEO, TP Renewable Microgrid, said, “It’s a major achievement for us. We are proud to collaborate with Grassroot Energy for our first Bio-gas plant. With this low-cost energy-efficient technology to produce purified biogas in a cost-effective manner, we will address diverse market segments currently using conventional energy sources.”