CERC approves Rs 8.76 billion for emission control at Vallur power station

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved a budget of about Rs 8.76 billion towards installation of emission control systems at Vallur thermal power station in Tamil Nadu.

NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Limited (NTECL), a joint venture between NTPC  Limited and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited runs the 3×500 MW Vallur thermal power station. This development will help enable compliance to the sulphur dioxide emission control norms set by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). As per the MoEFCC notification in 2022, thermal power plants located within a 10-km radius of National Capital Region or in cities having million plus population (as per 2011 census of India) have to comply with the norms by December 31, 2024.