Jhajjar power plant gets environment clearance

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Chandigarh, Sep 17 (UNI) The expert committee of Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOE&F) has accorded environmental clearance for the proposed 1320 MW Mega Thermal Power Project at Jhajjar on the basis of super critical technology.

This has paved the way for the establishment of such projects in the state with supercritical technology.

The supercritical technology projects involve the generation of steam at higher temperature and higher pressure leading to higher efficiency levels in the generation of electricity also.

Because of higher efficiency the cost of generation also comes down in the long run.

A spokesman for the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd.

said here today that the senior officers of MOE &F in a meeting with the HPGCL discussed the issue in detail and agreed with the proposal.

Earlier, environmental clearance for setting up the project with sub critical technology was conveyed by the MOE&F.

He said the proposed project to be set up by CLP Power would be the first project of its kind in northern region.

The 1320 MW Jhajjar project would have two units of 660 MW each.

The first unit of the project is expected to be commissioned by December, 2011 and the second unit by April, 2012.

The State would get more than 300 lakh units of electricity daily after commissioning of these units, he added.

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