Vedanta power plant closure: OSPCB revokes order


Jharsuguda: Vedanta Ltd. said it will resume power generation at three power plants after Odisha State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) revoked its earlier order to close five such units of Aluminium Plant at Jharsuguda.

The SPCB had directed to the temporary closure of three units of 135 MW each of the 1,215 MW power plant and two units of 600 MW each of the 2,400 MW power plant on 13th September after a breach in Vedanta plants ash pond no-2 held on August 28 near Katikela Village of Jharsuguda.

Following the directions of the closure of five units from the SPCB, Vedanta had said the action may call for the purchase of power of temporarily.

“The revocation will help the company get complete reliable power generation back in place, satisfying the requirement for smelter operations and there will not be any need to purchase the 200 MW power, the company said.