Sustainability Initiatives

The Company is committed towards preservation of environment in and around surrounding regions of the power plants. To look after the environment related activities, the Company has form Environment Cell at corporate office and also at all thermal power stations. As a part of corporate responsibility towards environment preservation, the Company is committed for implementation of various statutory requirements.

For the control of various sources of pollution generated from the power plant the Company has installed pollution control systems since commissioning of the power plants. High efficiency Electro Static Precipitators are provided for control of particulate matter (PM) generated due to burning of coal in boiler in all the power generating units.

Greenbelt is designed properly around the emission source, serving thereby a second line of pollution control. The trees having dense spreading canopy are selected among the locally known indigenous varieties for sufficient width. A massive plantation work has been done in the premises of power stations and residential colony. Plantation is also carried out on abandoned ash dyke area to prevent fugitive dust emission.

STATUS OF ENVIRONMENT CLEARANCE OF PROJECTS WANAKBORI UNIT - 8 COMPLIANCE TO ENVIRONMENT CLEARANCES

Safety, Health & Environment is the constant concern of GSECL. In the process of generation of electricity, GSECL is committed in achieving excellence through Safe, Healthy & clean Environment and providing green power.

TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVE, GSECL SHALL:

  • • Adopt state of the art environment friendly technology to ensure Safe and Healthy working environment with minimum impact of its activities on environment.
  • • Adopt all measures to prevent injuries / accidents to employees and damage to the property.
  • • Take all practicable steps to assess Risk & Safety, Health and Environmental Status periodically for creating awareness amongst all employees and public through trained personnel.
  • • Continually improve its performance by setting objectives and targets to improve the safety & Health, to prevent / minimize pollution and to conserve natural resources
  • • Provide appropriate information on "SHE" policy to the concerned authorities and to ensure that the policy is understood, implemented and maintained by employees at all levels with the employees' organization.
  • • Comply with all the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements. The company has carried out safety audit of all the power stations through competent auditors like National Safety Council.

Company has also achieved OHSAS 180001:2007 certification.

GSECL HAS TAKEN THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION:


  • • Energy Auditing at various locations of the company.
  • • Use of energy savers at power plants and colonies.
  • • Use of energy efficient tube lights and CFLs.