Sembcorp India awaits for clarity on cost recovery for upgrading thermal power projects


Sembcorp India awaits for clarity on cost recovery for upgrading thermal power projects

Sembcorp Energy India Limited is awaiting clarity from the Centre for recovering costs to be incurred while upgrading coal-based power projects to lower emissions. The Singapore-based Sembcorp Group operates 2640 MW thermal, 1377 MW wind and 35 MW solar energy projects in India.

The company expects to add 350 MW of wind power generation capacity to be commissioned by December 2019. It has called for bids to upgrade its thermal power project in Krishnapatnam, situated in Andhra Pradesh’s SPSR Nellore Districtfor complying with the new flue-gas desulfurisation (FGD) norms for thermal power projects.

The implementation of the norms implies a reduction in the emissions from coal-based power projects with an additional burden on the troubled projects that are already operating on thin margins. Read More

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