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Building India’s Energy Security
The per capita consumption of electricity in India is significantly below global average. When compared to an annual consumption of 13,394 kWh in The US and 2,944 kWh in China, India’s is 616 kWh, making it a highly energy deficient nation. Even after capacity additions in the 12th Five-Year Plan, India lags far behind other growing economies.
Enhanced energy efficiency and energy security are two of the most effective ways to power the future. Keeping the vision of the Planning Commission in mind Jindal Power Limited has invested in latest technologies to optimize the efficiency of its existing plants. It has also acquired coal mines overseas and invested in alternative modes of power generation such as hydropower to build the nation’s renewable energy resources.
Regular audits, environmental and social impact studies are undertaken to determine the effect of the construction and operations of projects at sites. This is done before the commencement of project execution. All applicable statutory, environmental regulations, guidelines and standards are adhered to and the power projects are equipped with state-of-the-art technology for the control of pollutants to within the required levels. The effluents are treated and reused within project boundaries for gardening and for non-critical applications such as dust suppression systems. The concept of zero discharge of effluents is adopted. The fly ash produced during power generation is supplied to cement manufacturing units and utilized for mine back-filling and making bricks.
Responsible long-term commitment
The community outreach programmes are spearheaded by the O P Jindal Samaj Kalian Samiti (OPJSKS), which has been consistently instrumental in enhancing the living standards of the socially underprivileged. OPJSKS facilitates programmes and gives direct assistance and resources to individuals, families and other charitable organizations. It currently works in 38 adopted villages / hamlets covering a population of about 41,000 around the power project, mines and water reservoir area at Tamnar and the Gharghoda Tehsil of Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh.
Our vision is to work towards a happier tomorrow by transforming the energy scenario of our nation and by developing self-supporting communities in the areas we operate. I welcome all stakeholders to be a part of our future.