Waste Heat Recovery leads to reduction of energy costs and CO2 emissions, while simultaneously increasing energy efficiency through the recovery of heat waste in plants. Through this process heat energy that would otherwise be disposed or released into the atmosphere is utilized efficiently to generate electrical or mechanical power.
Tata Power, Haldia plant is located in East Midnapore, West Bengal near to the northern bank of river Hooghly. Haldi River flows in the north-west side of the plant. The plant is situated in Hindustan Fertilizer Company (HFC) premises where Tata Steel had installed their 1.6 MTPA capacity coke oven plant. This unit is based on the coke oven gases which are waste gases from coke making process and help in reducing greenhouse gas emission significantly. The unit was commissioned in year 2008 - 09.
Haldia plant capacity is 120 MW with configuration of 2 X 45MW & 1 X 30 MW. Energy sent out is being fed into the 132 kV network of West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd (WBSETCL) at Tata Power-Haldia switchyard which is connected to 132 kV substation at Chiranjibpur, which in turn connected to Power Grid network at Kolaghat through 220 kV substation. Power is being sold through open access to TPTCL.
TIndustrial Energy Limited (IEL), a joint venture of Tata Power and Tata Steel in the ratio of 74:26, respectively, has capacity of 415 MW which comprises of Kalinganagar 135 MW Waste heat recovery based commissioned in 2016 & 40 MW diesel generating station taken over from Tata Steel in 2019 and at Jamshedpur 120 MW Coal based unit commissioned in 2011 & 120 MW waste heat recovery unit commissioned in 2009. The waste heat recovery is based on the mixture of BFG, COG, and LDG, which is environment friendly and efficient and as per our commitment to sustainability, the technology used for the project is environment friendly and helps cut down the greenhouse gas emissions as compared to regular coal-fired power stations. As always, Tata Power remains committed to its end-goal of supplying clean, abundant and affordable power to its communities.