JSW Energy will commission the first phase (300 mw) of its 1,200 mw Ratnagiri power plant in 15 days, Sajjan Jindal, vice chairman and managing director, said.
The environmental issue with the ministry has been sorted out and the ministry has given the go-ahead for commissioning of the plant, he said, adding, “We are commissioning it in a fortnight.”
The environment ministry had raised questions about the project after mango growers in the Ratnagiri area complained against the plant.
The mango growers had expressed concerns that toxic gases emitted by the thermal power plant would hamper the production of Alphonso mangoes.
Jindal said the ministry has asked the company to put in place flue gas desulfurisation (FGD) technology to keep the emissions of sulphur dioxide in check. JSW Energy has agreed to comply with the ministry’s request, he said, adding, the total cost of setting up of this technology is Rs 527 crore.