Talwandi thermal power plant order needs corrections

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) on December 21, 2018, dismissed Talwandi Sabo Private Limited's (TSPL) petition requesting an in-principle approval on tariff adjustment for the potential cost it would incur to comply with environmental norms. This was for a pollution control technology the plant needed to meet the environmental norms enforced by the Centre for coal-fired thermal power plants.

The order has effectively stalled the implementation process by the plant, which is reportedly planning to file a review with the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL).