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2nd Annual Conference on

 FLEXIBLE OPERATION OF THERMAL PLANTS
+ 3 Exclusive Award Categories

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India has achieved 165.94GW of renewable energy capacity till October 2022 and has set ambitious revised targets for renewable energies to 500 GW by 2030. India can successfully integrate 390GW of wind and solar generation by 2030, an increase of more than 40% above the current renewable energy trajectory, at a total system cost that is lower than that of the current trajectory. By making both electricity supply and electricity demand more flexible, India can achieve these higher levels of clean energy, creating a modern, low cost energy system, while reducing carbon emissions.

This requires a radical transformation of the energy system in India, as approximately 65 percent of existing installed capacity currently comes from thermal power generation. The increasing share of variable renewable energies will result in less operating hours as well as in flexible operation regimes of India's conventional mainly coal-fired – power plants. The Indian coal – which is the key source for the majority of coal-fired power plants in India – has some special properties which also have an influence on the flexible operation. While this is expected to lower carbon emissions and help meet the growing energy demand, the integration of renewables into the grid will be a big challenge. Renewable energy generation suffers from fluctuations, predictable and unpredictable, due to uncertainty in weather conditions. To accommodate such sharp variations in generation, there has to be a multi-pronged approach including cyclic operation of gas and hydro-based generation, use of existing pumped storage systems, development of pumped storage and battery storage, adoption of demand management measures and flexible operation of coal-based plants for the optimization of the entire power system.

The increased share of feed-in from fluctuating renewable energies – mainly wind and solar – results in complex challenges for the energy system. In addition to other options such as grid and demandside management, flexible conventional power generation plays a key role for ensuring adequate system stability. Therefore, existing coal-fired power plants need to adapt to a completely new operating regime.

On 30 January 2023, the Central Electricity Authority notified the Central Electricity Authority (Flexible Operation of Coal based Thermal Power Generating Units) Regulations, 2023. The provisions came into force from the date of notification.

Almost half of the coal-fired units have a capacity of more than 500 MW. Approximately one third accounts to units with a size of less than 250 MW. Two third of the installed coal base was commenced after 2003. Furthermore, the Indian plants are faced with new, stricter emission requirements. These requirements will result in massive retrofits of existing plants with DeNOx and DeSOx technologies.

Low minimum load requires coal treatment. Taking the Indian situation into account, the following aspects should be reflected for a more flexible operation of Indian power plants:

Applicability: All coal based thermal power generating units owned or under control of the Central Government, State Government or owned by any private company, connected with the grid and to the load despatch centers.

Key Points: Units should be designed in a way that they comply with these regulations for the full range of ambient and environmental conditions prevailing at the site. These generating units should be capable of providing flexible operation as per the phasing plan specified by the Authority from time to time. Minimum power level of these generating units should be 40%. These generating units should have the ramp rate capability of minimum 3% per minute for their operation between 70% to 100% of maximum continuous power rating and should have ramp rate capability of minimum 2% per minute for their operation between 55% to 70% of maximum continuous power rating.

"A lot more literature about flexibilisation of thermal power plant exists around which is noteworthy. But it is more imperative to attend this important conference "Flexible Operation of Thermal Plants" to learn & discuss the technical challenges & understand latest notification in this current phase of Energy Transition & Decarbonisation"

The flexibility potential by means of I&C adjustments is significant because the level of automated and advanced controls leave room for improvements. Especially with respect to a fast and ecient start-up, manual interventions should be reduced to a minimum. In order to enhance the dynamic behaviour of the plant and to positively contribute minimum load and cycling operation, advanced unit control concepts such as condensate throttling and throttling of the extraction steam for the HP pre-heater are very beneficial. This modification helps fulfilling the requirement of providing 5 percent frequency control power.

The standard design and set-up of Indian coalfired power plants entails some favorable configurations for flexible operation – e.g. they are equipped with a high number of mills, tilting burners and frequency-driven fans and actuators. Due to the coal quality it is unlikely that Indian power plants are able to reduce the minimum load below 25 percent without any additional coal treatment. Therefore, a concept for homogenization and enhancing coal quality should be developed. Such a concept could include washing, blending, coal cleaning at site as well as online coal analysis.

The standard design and set-up of Indian coalfired power plants entails some favorable configurations for flexible operation – e.g. they are equipped with a high number of mills, tilting burners and frequency-driven fans and actuators. Due to the coal quality it is unlikely that Indian power plants are able to reduce the minimum load below 25 percent without any additional coal treatment. Therefore, a concept for homogenization and enhancing coal quality should be developed. Such a concept could include washing, blending, coal cleaning at site as well as online coal analysis.

The flexibility potential by means of I&C adjustments is significant because the level of automated and advanced controls leave room for improvements. Especially with respect to a fast and ecient start-up, manual interventions should be reduced to a minimum. In order to enhance the dynamic behaviour of the plant and to positively contribute minimum load and cycling operation, advanced unit control concepts such as condensate throttling and throttling of the extraction steam for the HP pre-heater are very beneficial. This modification helps fulfilling the requirement of providing 5 percent frequency control power.

Low Minimum Load is the Most Important Flexibility Dimension

Flexible power plant operation comprises three dimensions: low minimum load operation, short and efficient start-ups and shut-down and high ramp rates. Most measures for flexibility enhancement aim at low minimum load operation. This is very important for the provision of residual load and in times of low demand, it is more economic than shutting down the whole plant. The transformation from base-load to flexible operation is a change process that requires strong management and leadership, skilled employees and appropriate technology. There is no generic concept or single implementation plan for power plants, as each plant has its own specifics, technology requirements and site conditions. However, there are some actions and steps that need to be taken in order to tap the flexibility potential of a single plant.

The flexible operation of coal-fired power plants requires suitable technologies, skilled people and leadership with foresight. In addition, it needs to be recognized that this new operating regime implies a change process that can only be managed successfully with a holistic approach.

The Instrumentation and Control (I&C) system plays a crucial role for flexible operation. Plant status transparency, the availability of operating data, sophisticated data assessments and advanced controls are a prerequisite for operating a power plant with enhanced flexibility. Moreover, the I&C system is the link joining all aspects important for efficient plant operation. It should be in the focus of any flexibility project as the benefits and the cost effectiveness are unbeatable. With respect to further digitization, I&C optimization offers even more potential, by enabling efficiency and flexibility enhancements at the same time.

Flexible operation needs a holistic approach. The conference is designed to discuss strategies for a co-ordination amongst all the sources of generation and find a way out for the flexibilisation of the thermal power plants. Also, imphesise on regulatory interventions including revised tariff structure for the flexible operation of thermal power plants for deployment of this change process in existing power plants by addressing the following questions:

What procedures have proven successful for identifying and implementing flexibility measures?
What are the proven technical measures to adapt existing plants to flexible operation?
What are the consequences for the Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of the plant?
What are the requirements for the personnel? Which training are useful?
What are the tasks the plant management needs to address?

Who Should Participate?

Power Plants & Policymakers

  • Thermal Power Plants - Captive Power Plants - Independent Power Producers - State-Owned Gencos - Other Power Generators - Load Dispatch Centers - Policymakers and Regulators - Pollution Control Boards - R&D Organisations - State Electricity Boards

Solution Providers

  • EPC Companies - Instrumentation & Monitoring Solution Providers - Power Plant O&M Providers - Other Technology Providers - Equipment Manufacturers (Boilers, Turbines, Controls, Auxiliary Systems, etc.) - Engineering Consultants -Management Consultants - Energy Efficiency Consultants - Certification and Inspection Companies

Consultants / Others

  • Engineering Consultants -Management Consultants - Energy Efficiency Consultants - Regulatory Agencies - Certification and Inspection Companies

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS OPEN

If you are interested in speaking at the conference we are inviting you to put forward your presentation proposal for review by our international conference advisory board. Please note that not all submissions can be accepted but all will be considered ahead of the final submission deadline.

Contact:
Janvion Rodrigues
Chief Production
janvion@missionenergy.org
+91 9992 830 831

Deadline For Paper Submission Thursday, 29 February 2024

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+ 3 Exclusive Award Categories - WHY PARTICIPATE?

OBJECTIVE

The award program intended to foster the competitive spirit amongst various power stations so as to encourage them to improve performance in all spheres of their working & help in evolving benchmarks for various performance indices.

ADVANTAGE

Reflects your commitment to Environment Protection & enhances your corporate status and image. Boosts morale of concerned employees & stakeholders, motivating management & staff of the organization to excel & Develops your clientele

ELIGIBILITY & ENTITLEMENTS

All Large, Medium, Small Scale Thermal Power Plants / Service Sector Companies / Organizations and their units; Academic Institutions are eligible for participation in the award.

1 Delegate Pass for Conference

SUBMIT NOMINATION

Apply Online and make the payment. Submit completed application along with relevant information and we shall contact for softcopy of documents. If interested in applying for more than one unit / projects of same company or more than one location, separate request for application and fee should be submitted for each nomination.

SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS

Submit Power Point Presentation in form of CASE STUDY showcasing the work done in the selected category of award nomination that have helped you to achieve better results to help@missionenergy.org within 10 days of your nomination

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Evaluation of nominations for the Awards is an intensive process. Nominations are evaluated by experts from Government, Academia and Industry. Mandatory submission of power point presentation which shall be presented to the Jury Members constituted by Mission Energy Foundation.

Category 1: Power Plant Performance Awards - 2024

Power Plant Performance Awards has been developed with a view to accord recognition to utilities based on their all round performance by integrating the operational parameters like Peaking Plant Load Factor, Secondary Oil Consumption, Auxiliary Power Consumption and Station Heat Rate. Design station heat rate would be considered for evaluation.

OBJECTIVE
Power Plant Performance Awards – 2024
in its present form is intended to foster the competitive spirit amongst various power stations so as to encourage them to improve performance in all spheres of their working. The Awards would also help in evolving benchmarks for various performance indices..

Award Categories Under Power Plant Performance Awards - 2024

01

Power Plant Performer
≤ 500 MW – COAL

02

Power Plant Performer
≥ 500 MW – COAL

03

Power Plant Performer
≤ 500 MW – LIGNITE

04

Power Plant Performer
≥ 500 MW – LIGNITE

05

Power Plant Performer
≤ 500 MW – CCGT

06

Power Plant Performer
≥ 500 MW – CCGT

07

Power Plant Performer – COAL (CPP)

08

Power Plant Performer
CCGT (CPP)

09

Service Provider – Technology

10

Service Provider – O&M

11

Service Provider – Design & Engg

12

Life Time Achievement Award

Category 2: National Efficiency Awards - 2024

The National Efficiency Awards has been developed with a view to accord recognition to utilities based on their all round performance by integrating the operational parameters like Peaking Plant Load Factor, Secondary Oil Consumption, Auxiliary Power Consumption and Station Heat Rate. Design station heat rate would be considered for evaluation.

National Efficiency Awards – 2024, to catalyze significant and innovative practices in the energy efficiency sector, for facilitating an energy efficient and sustainable growth of the Indian industry. With these awards, Mission Energy Foundation aims to recognize efforts by industries for their outstanding achievements and implementing new and innovative energy efficiency measures.

The Award this year is intended to foster the competitive spirit amongst various power stations so as to encourage them to improve performance in all spheres of their working. The Awards would also help in evolving benchmarks for various performance indices.

Award Categories Under National Efficiency Awards - 2024

Best Energy Efficient Plant – COAL

Best Energy Efficient Plant – CCGT

Best Energy Efficient Plant – COAL (CPP)

Best Energy Efficient Plant – Lignite

Best Energy Efficient Plant – Lignite (CPP)

Best Energy Efficient Plant – CCGT (CPP)

Technology Company of the Year

EPC Company of the Year 

Category 3: Water Optimisation Awards - 2024

The Water Optimisation AWARD 2024 will be presented to utilities and its services sector who demonstrate highest level of commitment and best practice in smart consumption of water at thermal power plants. Over the years the awards will aim to recognize exemplary operations, systems and the evidence of their impact to business vitality. The awards serve as a catalyst to understanding the intrinsic value of business excellence and sustainability.

Award Categories Under Water Optimisation Awards - 2024

BEST WATER EFFICIENT PLANT <=500MW

BEST WATER EFFICIENT PLANT >=500MW

BEST ZERO LIQUID DISCHARGE PLANT

WATER MANAGEMENT - ASH HANDLING

TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE – DESIGN & ENGINEERING

TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE – TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER

Important Dates

15 February 2024
1100 Hrs Nomination Opens

31 March 2024
1700 Hrs Nomination Closes

24 April 2024
Winners Shall be Honoured

KEY DATES TO REMEMBER

The Winners of Respective 3 Exclusive Awards shall be honoured on the second day of the conference i.e., 24 April 2024.

Time-Line AGENDA

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

09.00 Hrs – 09.30 Hrs
Registration & Welcome Tea

09.30 Hrs – 10.30Hrs
Panel Discussion: What are the Challenges and Learning from implementing Flexible Operations?

Moderator: Prabhat Kumar Sinha – Independent Consultant
• Anjan Kumar Sinha, Technical Director – Intertek
• Tajinder Gupta, Director Power – BHEL

10.30  Hrs – 11.30 Hrs
Renovation & Modernization needs in TPPs to meet Flexible
Operation requirements

• Prabhat Kumar Sinha – Independent Consultant
• Rohit Yadav – Deputy Director, Thermal Project Renovation & Modernization – CEA

11.30 Hrs – 12.00 Hrs
Networking Tea Break

12.00 Hrs – 13.30 Hrs
Overcoming Operations & Maintenance Challenges due to
Flexible Operations

• Anjan Kumar Sinha, Technical Director – Intertek

13:30 Hrs – 14.30 Hrs
Networking Lunch Break

14.30  Hrs – 16.30 Hrs
Technology Solutions for Enabling Flexible Operation at TPPs
• Kota Bhanuprakash, Director (Technical) - Steag
• Tajinder Gupta, Director Power – BHEL 

16.30 Hrs – 17.00 Hrs
Networking Tea Break

17.00 Hrs – 19.00 Hrs
Improving Flexible Operations by Reducing Net Heat Rate
• Vishal Bhatia, Senior Consultant - DESL
• Raghavan Ramadurai, Vice President & Business Head (Power) -
Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd

19:00 Hrs – 22.00 Hrs
Networking Cocktail Dinner

Wednesday, 24 April 2024

09.00 Hrs – 09.30 Hrs
Registration & Welcome Tea

09.30 Hrs – 10.30Hrs
Panel Discussion: Is Flexible Operations actually beneficial to
the Power Sector?


10.30 Hrs– 11.30 Hrs
Water Optimisation for Flexible Operations


11.30 Hrs– 12.00 Hrs
Networking Tea Break

12.00 Hrs – 13.30 Hrs
Usage of Digital Twin for Flexible Operations


13:30 Hrs – 14.30 Hrs
Networking Lunch Break

14.30 Hrs – 16.30 Hrs
Case Studies: Innovative Practices Adopted by TPPs

16.30 Hrs – 17.00 Hrs
Networking Tea Break

17.00 Hrs – 19.00 Hrs
Ceremony: Power Plant Performance Awards – 2024

19:00 Hrs – 19.30 Hrs
Vote of Thanks & End of Conference

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Online Registration

To participate as Delegates / nominate for AWARDS / be a Speake, fill and submit online form from the links below.

Receive Invoice

We will email you an digitally signed invoice along with necessary required documents for processing the payment. The original invoice (only on request) shall be sent to your postal address.

Make Payment

Make online payment via our secured payment gateway using your Credit Card or Bank Transfer or send Cheque / DD to our postal address.

3 Golden Accommodation Rules

Mentioned Residential fee is on Twin Share Room Basis at the conference venue
Residential participants shall be provided Twin Share Room for 2 nights
If a participant desires a Single Occupancy Room, then an additional amount of INR 15000 + 18% GST shall be charged on the respective registration fee

DELEGATE
Registration


Indian Delegate:
Non-Residential
INR 26500 + 18% GST
Residential
INR 36500 + 18% GST

Overseas Delegate:
Non-Residential
USD 650
Residential
USD 900

Group Discount
5% for 3+ Participants
10% for 7+ Participants

AWARD
Nomination


Indian Company:
Non-Residential
INR 32500 + 18% GST
Residential
42500+ 18% GST

Overseas Company:
Non-Residential
USD 950
Residential
USD 1250

Category Discount
5% for 2+ categories
10% for 5+ categories

SPEAKER
Registration


Indian Speaker:
Non-Residential
INR 32500 + 18% GST
Residential
INR 42500 + 18% GST

Overseas Speaker:
Non-Residential
USD 950
Residential
USD 1250

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S Dalvi
President Partnerships & Legal Counsel
dalvi@missionenergy.org
+91 9769 310 944

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Support

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Chief Production
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+91 9992 830 831

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Asst. Manager Marketing
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