Peabody Energy Honors Indian Power Plants With Clean Coal Awards For Achieving Lowest Emissions

Published: 14 May 2015

Peabody Energy Honors Indian Power Plants With Clean Coal Awards For Achieving Lowest Emissions

peabody energy honors indian power plants with clean coal awards
for achieving lowest emissions

NEW DELHI, May 14 – Peabody Energy today honored Essar Power and CLP India with Advanced Energy for Life (AEFL) Clean Coal Awards recognizing leadership in deploying clean coal technologies that deliver low emissions. Presented at the Power-Gen India Conference in New Delhi, the honors recognize the best 2014 environmental performance of India’s coal-fueled power plants based on self-nominated emissions data for sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and heat rate, the measure of a plant’s efficiency. 

The award recipients include:

  •       Essar Power Gujarat Limited and its Salaya I Thermal Power Plant, a wholly owned subsidiary of Essar Power Limited, honored for the lowest emissions profile for both SO2 andNOx.  Salaya I is a 1,200 megawatt plant located in Gujarat, India.  Essar Power Limited is one of India's leading private power producers with seven operational power plants in India and one operational power plant in Algoma, Canada, and total installed generation capacity of 3,910 megawatts.  
  •       CLP India and its Jhajjar Power Plant, honored for the lowest heat rate.  CLP India is a subsidiary of CLP Group.  Its 1,320 megawatt Jhajjar power plant was commissioned in 2012 and is located in Haryana, India.  This plant is a high-efficiency supercritical power plant equipped with advanced controls to minimize emissions. 


“As a long-time leader in advocating clean coal solutions around the world, Peabody is pleased to recognize those who are creating the model for advanced energy from coal,” said Peabody Energy President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Kellow.  “Essar Power and CLP India demonstrate the tremendous environmental success we can achieve while creating affordable energy access.”


Major Indian Power Plants Recognized with Clean Coal Awards 


Coal fuels more than 75 percent of India’s power, and the nation is using coal to create energy access for hundreds of millions of citizens.  India’s government has set an aggressive goal of making electricity available to every household by 2022, while pledging to be a leader deploying clean coal technologies.  This includes use of high-efficiency power plants that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and use of advanced control technologies that minimize key emissions such as SO2, NOx and particulates.

Coal fuels 40 percent of the world’s electricity and is on pace to surpass oil as the world’s largest energy source in the next several years.  One new 500 megawatt power plant comes on line around the world approximately every three days, and the vast majority of these plants are being developed as high efficiency supercritical power.

The AEFL awards were created in 2014 to recognize the cleanest U.S. coal plants and were expanded in 2015 to honor the cleanest coal plants in the world.  This year Peabody will honor plants for their environmental performance in key regions including Europe and Africa, East Asia (excluding China) and North America.

Regional winners will be recognized at multiple Power-Gen International events, and the global winner will be announced at the Power-Gen International conference in Las Vegas this December.  Click here for more information on previous award recipients and the awards nomination process.  


Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) is the world’s largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal solutions.  The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on six continents.  Peabody was named Energy Company of the Year at the 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards.  Visit and

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