Ministry of Power

All Thermal Power Plants required to comply with Emission Norms notified by MOEFCC: Shri R. K. Singh, Union Power & NRE Minister


22 Thermal Power Plants having a total capacity of 9280 MW have installed Flue Gas Desulphurization

Posted On: 27 JUL 2023 6:39PM by PIB Delhi

All Thermal Power Plants are required to comply with the emission norms as notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and directions given by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) from time to time.  For compliance to Sulphur dioxide (SO2) emission norms, Thermal Power Plants are installing Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) equipment. MoEF&CC vide notification dated 05.09.2022 has specified following timelines for SO2 compliance for non-retiring Thermal Power Plants for compliance to emission norms:

Sl. No.

 

Category

Location/Area

Timelines for compliance

1

Category A

Within 10 km radius of National Capital Region (NCR) or cities having million plus population (as per 2011 census of India)

Upto 31st  December  2024

2

Category B

Within 10 km radius of Critically Polluted Areas or Non-attainment cities (as defined by CPCB)

Upto 31st  December  2025

3

Category C

Other than those included in category A and B

Upto 31st  December  2026

 

For non-compliance beyond the specified timelines, MoEF&CC has prescribed following environment compensation on the non-retiring thermal power plants:

 

Non-Compliant operation beyond the Timeline

Environmental Compensation

(Rs. per unit electricity generated)

0-180 days

0.20

181-365 days

0.30

366 days and beyond

0.40

 

At present, 22 units having a total capacity of 9280 MW have installed and operationalized FGDs in their facility. State wise list is annexed.

The additional cost implication due to installation of FGD by Thermal Power Plants is to be considered for pass through in tariff by the appropriate Regulatory Commission.

 

ANNEXURE

 

Units with FGD installed

Sl.No

State

Sector

Organisation

Name of Project

Unit No

Total
Capacity (MW)

1

Haryana

Private

Jhajjar Power

MAHATMA GANDHI TPS

1

660.00

2

Haryana

Private

Jhajjar Power

MAHATMA GANDHI TPS

2

660.00

3

Uttar Pradesh

Central

NTPC

DADRI (NCTPP)

1

210.00

4

Uttar Pradesh

Central

NTPC

DADRI (NCTPP)

2

210.00

5

Uttar Pradesh

Central

NTPC

DADRI (NCTPP)

3

210.00

6

Uttar Pradesh

Central

NTPC

DADRI (NCTPP)

4

210.00

7

Uttar Pradesh

Central

NTPC

DADRI (NCTPP)

5

490.00

8

Uttar Pradesh

Central

NTPC

UNCHAHAR TPS

6

500.00

9

Tamil Nadu

Private

ITPCL

ITPCL TPP

1

600.00

10

Tamil Nadu

Private

ITPCL

ITPCL TPP

2

600.00

11

Gujarat

Private

APL

MUNDRA TPS

7

660.00

12

Gujarat

Private

APL

MUNDRA TPS

8

660.00

13

Gujarat

Private

APL

MUNDRA TPS

9

660.00

14

Madhya Pradesh

Central

NTPC

VINDHYACHAL STPS

13

500.00

15

Maharashtra

Private

JSW

JSW RATNAGIRI TPP

1

300.00

16

Maharashtra

Private

JSW

JSW RATNAGIRI TPP

2

300.00

17

Maharashtra

Private

JSW

JSW RATNAGIRI TPP

3

300.00

18

Maharashtra

Private

JSW

JSW RATNAGIRI TPP

4

300.00

19

Maharashtra

Private

APL

DAHANU TPS

1

250.00

20

Maharashtra

Private

APL

DAHANU TPS

2

250.00

21

Maharashtra

Private

TATA PCL

TROMBAY TPS

5

500.00

22

Maharashtra

Private

TATA PCL

TROMBAY TPS

8

250.00

 

 

 

 

Total

22

9280.00

 

This information was given by The Union Minister of New Renewable Energy & Power Sh. R. K. Singh in Lok  Sabha in a written reply today.

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