Blue Sky Thinking Gives CLP the Edge on Green Technology

Feb 10, 2021 8:45 AM ET
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Many people talk about the importance of clean technology, but putting it into practice isn’t as simple. It involves challenges such as high implementation costs and a lack of immediate returns, and organisation has to be genuinely forward-looking in working towards sustainability. 

CLP India was an early adopter of clean technology and has gone on to demonstrate that – while costly in the short-term – it can end up giving a business a powerful competitive edge in the longer term.

The story began in 2012 when CLP India’s flagship Jhajjar Power Station decided to install Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) units, long before other power plants in the country, to treat the Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) emitted from power generation.

India’s power sector is a major contributor of industrial SO2 emissions, a common source of air pollution that has plagued the country for years and remains an unresolved issue today. Two thermal power plants in Andhra Pradesh were reportedly among the worst emitters of SO2 globally in 2019…

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