Delhi will use less coal power this winter

Delhi will use less coal power this winter

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

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