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Harshavardhini Varagunan, Researcher - Environment and Climate Change

Water Consumption data from Thermal Power Plants

Fri, 10/08/2018 - 20:36

In a thermal power plant (TPP), water is used for various purposes such as in the boiler, cooling system, and coal and ash handling systems, with the bulk of the quantity being used in the cooling system. As per Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2017, notified by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), all new plants installed after January 1, 2017, should not consume more than 3m3/MWh power produced.