Punjab power generation policy 2010
Electricity is a critical infrastructure on which the socio-economic development of the State depends. The reliable, quality, and affordable power supply is one of the key drivers for the State's industrial and commercial growth. Punjab is far away from the coal mines/fuel sources. Higher freight on the coal/fuel substantially enhances the cost of power. The state would also endeavour to set up Pit head/Coastal Thermal Power Plants to bring down the cost of power in the state. The aims and objectives of this policy are: To transform the State from power deficit to power surplus State; To ensure quality supply of power to all consumers at affordable prices; To bring down the cost of power; To encourage setting up of power stations by private developers; and To promote and support ancillary industry related to power plants.