Kyrgyzstan, Feb. 8 -- The Bishkek combined heat and power plant (BCHPP) is developing the norm of maximum permitted emissions depending upon the load, features of fuel and submits it to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision for review, Electric Stations JSC said.
The Electric Stations said it signed a contract with AB Construction for technical audit of the Bishkek combined heat and power plant in October 2022. "The audit was ordered by the Electric Stations JSC, not by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision," the company said.
Minister of Ecology Dinarat Kutmanova said earlier that during the technical audit, the electric filters of the Bishkek combined heat and power plant were turned off. "This is fiction," she said.
"The positive conclusion of the environmental review of the draft of permitted emissions norm was obtained from the Ministry of Natural Resources in 2021. This document remains effective until July 2023. According to instrumental measurements and calculations, the emissions norm is not exceeded," the Electric Stations said.
The Ministry of Natural Resources does not issue permission for emission of pollutants for unknown reason, all inquiries are ingnored, the company added.
Comparison of dust concentration of steam boilers of BCHPP with Russian standards is irrelevant, since these standards are not effective in Kyrgyzstan, the company added.
In accordance with technical operation rules for electric stations and networks, operation of a steam boiler in case of coal burning with malfunctioning ash catchers is not permitted. This requirement is fully met, the company said.
The measurements of the steam boilers were made from December 26 to 30 on units 3, 9, 12, 13 and not on 12 units as announced by the Minister. All functioning units have ash catchers, the Electric Stations said. Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Central Asian News service. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org