Essar Power commissions its first flue gas scrubber at EPHL facility

Essar Power has commissioned its first flue gas scrubber at the Essar Power Hazira Limited’s (EPHL) facility.

The scrubber will reduce the sulphur dioxide emission in flue gas by 25 per cent. The scrubber was optimised as per the coal quality being supplied, and the emission norms targeted; andthe project was fast-tracked while maintaining all safety precautions. EPHL is part of Essar Power, which is India’s one of the first private sector independent power producer with a power generating capacity of 2,070 MW across four plants in India and Canada. The company also has a 465-km interstate transmission system which spans across three Indian states. Essar Power recently announced its plan to foray into renewable energy starting with investment of Rs 3 billion in a 90 MWp PV solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh. The company is also investing in green hydrogen, renewables and battery storage and aims to achieve net zero on carbon emissions by 2030.