The government is planning to cut down harmful emissions at coal-fired power projects by setting up de-sulphurizing plants at their locations across the country.
Divided across four regions – north, east, west and south — the ‘Flue-gas Desulphurization’ (FDG) plants will be set up by 2023 at both state-owned and private projects of 122 Gigawatt capacity, according to Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
In the northern region, four states have been identified with a total coal power plant capacity of 27,405 Megawatt including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana. Similarly, for western region, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have been identified to install the FDG plants.
The cumulative capacity that will get the de-sulpharization technology is 58,357 MW.
For eastern region, the authority has listed Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal to cut down emission from power plants of total 16,670 MW capacity. Four states have also been short-listed in the southern region with a total coal-fired capacity of 20,240 MW including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
In India, coal accounts for about 60 per cent of the total installed power generation capacity. Following pledges in the COP21 summit, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has come out with stringent policies to cut down nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide emissions. Read More…
Credit By: ET Energy World
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