After the closure of the polluting Badarpur power plant due to environmental concerns, the Delhi government is looking to cut down on more coal-based electricity to combat air pollution this winter.
The power department has informed National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) that the city will not need power from the Dadri-I thermal power station for the winter power load as the Bawana plant is now equipped to generate 800-900 MW. Now, Delhi will source power from only two coal-based plants, Dadri-II and Aravalli super thermal stations. The rest of Delhi’s need is met by environment-friendly, gas-based stations.
The decision to skip the Dadri-I plant was taken in a high-level meeting held this month with senior officials of the power ministry, NTPC, Environment Pollution (prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) and Delhi government officials. Read More