At TGU, as part of our mission to develop positive returns of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, we must extend our care to the environment in which we work and be conscious of how our operations impact that environment.
TGU is committed to maintaining all required industrial standards. We continuously monitor noise, ambient air, effluent and stack emissions to ensure that all impacts are minimised to people and the environment.
Combined Cycle (reducing our carbon footprint)
Combining a natural gas-powered combustion turbine with a steam turbine generates approximately 50 percent more energy using no additional fuel. The exhaust heat from the gas turbine is recovered using a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) to generate steam, which powers the steam turbine, greatly improving overall power-plant efficiency.
Another advantage is that the natural gas is less carbon dioxide-intense than other fossil fuels. This means that the generators in combined cycle plants are one of the key power-generating technologies in the battle against climate change. These turbines’ improved efficiency means they not only consume less fuel per generated kilowatt hour, but they also emit less nitrogen oxide (fewer than nine (9) parts per million) and carbon dioxide.
TGU is committed to maintaining all required industrial standards in keeping with our corporate responsibility. As such, we continuously monitor our noise, ambient air, effluent and stack emissions to ensure that all impacts are minimised to people and the environment.
At TGU, our constant drive to improve and contribute can take many forms. One is in the form of a tree-planting project on the borders of TGU. These trees will not only ensure our commitment to reducing global warming but will also contribute to beautification of the area and provide noise and dust barriers within the industrial estate.
Our commitment to environmental sustainability also takes place in our recycling initiatives. TGU recycles a variety of waste streams including paper, glass, wood, cardboard, plastic, scrap iron, fluorescent bulbs, batteries and e-waste. We are serious about our pledge to sustain our natural resources and reduce our recycling waste. We have opened up our recycling programme to all our employees, which means that all employees can bring their recyclable items from home to TGU to ensure that the respective waste streams are appropriately managed.