Drawing lessons from developed countries where more stringent environmental laws were in place already, CLP Group had the foresight to anticipate the regulatory change in India over emissions laws, and CLP India was able to leverage on the technology available in the global market. Jhajjar Power Station became a forerunner when it installed two FGD units on a voluntary basis in 2012, well before the enforcement of the regulatory requirement.
In addition to the FGD unit, Jhajjar Power Station has also adopted other technologies such as low nitrogen oxide burners and zero liquid discharge (a wastewater treatment solution) to reduce its environmental impact.
The early adoption of FGD technology by Jhajjar not only has contributed to environmental protection and sustainability, but also has given the power station competitive advantages. While other thermal power plants are still struggling to install FGD units and seeking deadline extensions, the more stringent regulatory requirements may result in increased demand for power from generators that have already adopted advanced greener technologies.