IGEN Conclave on Thermal Power Plant Optimisation : Sharing of results and best practices

GIZ’s Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN) held a conclave on Thermal Power Plant Optimisation on 29th June at New Delhi. The event focussed on sharing of results and best practices on improving efficiencies of coal fired power plants.

The over 150 participants from government, public utilities and private sector primarily discussed the impacts of the six years cooperation between India and Germany: 1.6 million tons of CO2 will be saved each year. Concurrently, coal consumption is reduced by 1.2 million tons each year. This refers to a freight train of coal with more than 50 wagons each day.

These success stories are based on trainings and the dissemination of software tools provided by GIZ. Chief Guest Mr. A. S. Bakshi (Member, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission) valued the support of GIZ, as well as the long and fruitful cooperation. As representative of GIZ, Mr. Ludger Lorych referred to the exemplary engagement of the plant engineers on detecting and implementing efficiency measures. He highlighted the fact that the plant engineers now have proven their capability to identify and implement savings measures even without GIZ support.

The conclave marked the conclusion of highly successful cooperation between India and Germany on coal-fired power plants.

In the photo: Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency), Mr. A. S. Bakshi (Member, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission), Mr. M. Singh (Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority) and Mr. L. Lorych (GIZ) inaugurate consolidated GIZ report on activities and achievements.