Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Adnani's Mundra unit gets CDM certification !

Posted On Thursday, January 21, 2010
United News of India
Mumbai, Jan 21:
The first two 660 MW unit of the Adnani Power (APL) in Mundra in Gujarat has been certified as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The unit is the first one in the world to get CDM certification for super-critical technology based power project authorised under Kyoto Protocol to register such projects after elaborate and stringent scrutiny.
APL is setting up power plants to the tune of 9,240 MW, including 4,620 MW at Mundra in Gujarat, 3,300 MW at Tiroda in Maharashtra and 1,320 MW at Kawai in Rajasthan. Nearly 85 per cent of the project was based on environment friendly super-critical technology. The first two super-critical units of 660 MW each at Mundra, which are expected to be commissioned in 2010-11, have received this distinction.
Currently in India, sub-critical coal fired power generation is the commonly used technology with no super-critical or advanced super-critical plants in operation. The efficiency of super-critical coal fired power plant is quite high compared to sub-critical coal fired power plants. Enhanced plant efficiency reduces emissions of CO2 and all other pollutants by consuming less fuel per unit of electricity generated. The efficiency improvements and thereby reduction in CO2 Green House Gas (GHG) using super-critical technology leads to registration of such Thermal Power Project as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project and earning of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) through the CDM under the Kyoto Protocol.
APL in a release here said ''A complex and grueling process of project evaluation involves Host Country Approval (HCA) from Ministry of Environment and Forest in India, evaluation by Independent Validator of the Project Concept Note and Project Design Document, followed by review of Independent Validator's report by Committee Members of UNFCCC with final queries being raised by UNFCCC committee members which needs to be replied by the company with supporting documentation. During the 51st Executive Board of meeting of UNFCCC held at Copenhagen, Denmark between November 30 and December four, 2009, the committee members had reviewed the replies and various documents submitted by APL and approved this project as CDM project.
As per the calculations made in line with the guidelines of the UNFCCC under the ACM013 methodology applicable to this project, Mundra 2x660 MW TPP will be eligible to generate 18,39,560 CER per annum for 10 years from the first year of generation.
Adnani Group chairman Gautam Adnani commenting on the achievement said the company remained committed to Clean Development in its pursuit to be one of the largest private sector power generation companies.

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