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Samalkot Power Station

The 220 MW combined cycle Samalkot power station of the Company uses natural gas, an environment friendly fuel, as the primary fuel and naphtha/HSD as the secondary fuel. A dedicated Environment, Health and Safety Manager is assigned with the responsibility of supervising, monitoring and ensuring necessary action with regard to environmental issues, at the power station. The average levels of emission recorded at the power station during the year 2013-14 were much below the limits by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board. The Station is certified for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. The power station also carries out regular mock drills on disaster management.

Zero Discharges of Industrial Effluents for the past 90 months in a row is one of the major milestone of the power station which is achieved by using "Reduce, Recycle and Reuse" concepts (achieved through the recovery of Steam and Water Analysis System as well as higher Cycle of Concentration (COC) operation of Cooling Water Systems. )

Goa Power Station

The plant has taken up several initiatives towards conservation of resources and improving environmental performance. Improvement on Cycle of Concentration (COC) and reduction in average water consumption has been achieved. An area of about 1.6 hectares is covered under forestation in and around the plant premises.

Global Warming and Environment

At RInfra, planned capacity addition in next 10 years through thermal power includes significant share through non-conventional (hydro/combined cycle/super critical/gas or liquid fuel based) power projects which emits less CO2 per unit of electricity generation compared to conventional coal based thermal power plants. The Company has special interest in investing into non-conventional energy sources and aims to build power generation capacity for about 28,000 MW out of which, near 11,000 MW is planned from hydro power. Presently work for installation of total 4,200 MW of hydro power at 4 different locations is in progress.