Bermaco Energy has an engineering background, going back to the 1960s, when The Group commenced operations in the form of a manufacturing / fabrication setup, initially operating from Faridabad and later on from Chennai and finally settling down in Mumbai, India. The company's dedicated venture in the power sector started in 1996. BESL, in consortium arrangement with ETA of Dubai, took over the 10MW paddy straw based power plant at Jhalkheri, Punjab from M/S PSEB under an O&M performance contract. This was the first such project to be set up in India under Danish technology in 1994 but could not be operated due to various technical and fuel logistical problems. BESL successfully re-commissioned the project in the year 2001-02. The role of BESL in development of the PPP model and fuel logistics was instrumental for re-commissioning of the project. The project is now commercially operating at full capacity.