Combined cycle natural gas based grid connected power plant at Jegurupadu, India
The project consists in the operation of a 228 MW natural gas based power plant. GVK Industries Limited, has been promoted by GVK Group and installed at Jegurupadu site near Rajahmundry town in East Godavari District (in Andhra Pradesh). GVK Group is involved in development of various infrastructure projects in the areas of Power, Roads, Airports, Urban Infrastructure, Coal and Special Economic Zones. GVK Group is also involved in the hospitality industry, manufacturing industry and also in bio-sciences.
The purpose of the project is the operation of a new 228 MW natural gas based power plant. The electricity generated is exported to the southern grid. The project activity helps in reducing the carbon intensity and power deficit on the southern grid.
The project comprises of one combustion turbine, one Heat recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) and one Steam Turbine Generator (STG). This configuration has been adopted due to higher efficiency of Combustion Turbines of larger size and a shorter implementation period of the power project. The Combustion Turbine and Steam turbine are designed as indoor equipment.
Contribution of the project activity to sustainable development: The contributions of project towards sustainable development is explained with indicators like contributions to social well-being, economic prosperity, environmental well-being and technological aspects as follows:
Contribution to Social Wellbeing:
The plant management has been involved in several social activities and continuing need-based developments:
Building bus shelters in Jegurupadu and Kadiyam village for the benefit of the travellers
Building the school building in Jegurupadu village, to provide high school facilities benefiting a population of 12,000 villagers
Repairing the state highway from Dowleshwaram and Kesawaram villages, which has benefited more than 100,000 of people living in the vicinity
Contribution to Economical Wellbeing:
The project activity opens up new business opportunities for local villagers, local labour contractors and suppliers which helps in increasing the income. From a macro perspective, the project activity bolsters the energy security of the country by reducing dependence on fossil fuels. Thus, the project is contributing towards improving the economic well-being of the country.
Contribution to Environmental Wellbeing:
The electricity generated by project is getting supplied to the Southern grid, which otherwise would have been generated by more carbon intensive fossil fuels. Hence the project helps in reduction of the greenhouse gases emission and air pollutants (especially NOx and SO₂).
Contribution to Technological Wellbeing (Technological Up-gradation):
The project demonstrates the application of cleaner technology, the use of natural gas for efficient combined cycle power generation.
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