CEA proposes relaxing emission control deadline for thermal power plants

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has reportedly proposed that coal-fired power plants across the country should install emission control equipment in phases, with their immediate installation required only in areas with high levels of sulphur dioxide (SO2)

Flue-gas desulphurisation (FGD) systems would, reportedly, be installed on a priority basis only in areas where SO2 concentrations are above 40 micrograms per cubic metres (24-hour average). Meanwhile, other thermal power plants, located in areas where S02 levels are under control, can defer the installation..

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