Reducing Net Heat Rate
- for Thermal Power Plants 


Two Days Virtual Conference & Awards
Scheduled on 18-19 February 2021

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Why RNHR - 2021

Power is one of the most critical components of infrastructure crucial for the economic growth and welfare of nations. The existence and development of adequate infrastructure is essential for sustained growth of the Indian economy.

India’s power sector is one of the most diversified in the world. Sources of power generation range from conventional sources such as coal, lignite, natural gas, oil, hydro and nuclear power to viable non-conventional sources such as wind, solar, and agricultural and domestic waste. Electricity demand in the country has increased rapidly and is expected to rise further in the years to come. In order to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the country, massive addition to the installed generating capacity is required.

Power sector of India has seen a continuous development in the advancements of technologies to increase efficiency and productivity, to better the performance. The assessment of productivity and performance of a thermal power plant could be carried out by monitoring heat rate, which signifies the performance of a power plant in terms of the thermal energy consumed for production of one unit of electricity. Lower the heat rate of a thermal power plant better is the performance.

Heat Rate is one of the critical factors that contribute towards gross margin for thermal power plants. Heat rate represents fuel consumption rate for specific levels of power plant output and inverse of plant efficiency. It has direct impact on power generation cost. Reduction in Heat rate have positive impact and reduction generation costs, contributing to operating margin of power generation companies.

The traditional ways to improve the heat rate involve large capital investments like introduction of variable Frequency drives, intelligent soot blowing systems, automated drains etc. These investments combined with Operation & maintenance improvements like cycle optimization, arresting of leakages and operating the equipment at full performance are typically applied today by power generation plants.

The heat rate of a coal-fired power plant represents the amount of heat, typically in Btus, needed to generate 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity. Typical units for heat rate are Btu/kWh. Heat rate is the heat energy input per unit of electrical energy output, or fuel consumption rate for specific levels of power plant output. Heat rate is also the inverse of plant efficiency. Lower is better.

Past interventions have improved the operating performance of power plants. Power plant efficiency, typically characterized by heat rate has been addressed through various guideline/regulations introduced over the years. National and state level institutions have been created to ensure compliance so that performance levels are maintained in the sector.

With this in mind, we Mission Energy Foundation shall host Two Days Virtual Conference & Awards on Reducing Net Heat Rate for Thermal Power Plants on 18-19 February 2021.

The conference aims at knowledge sharing and problem solving for the thermal power plants in India. The prime focus of the conference is to bring together the major stakeholders and decision makers to introduce the thermal power industry with the latest technologies in operating Heat Rate of plants and maintaining global benchmarks. 

Two Days

Virtual Conference & Awards

Reducing Net Heat Rate
- for Thermal Power Plants

18-19 February 2021.

Virtual Conference



PROMECON - Dedicated to Process Optimization
PROMECON specializes in the design and manufacture of high technology measurement systems for monitoring and optimization of thermal processes for various industries - the power generation industry, the cement industry, the metal smelter industry as well as the waste incineration industry.

Conference Draft AGENDA

DAY 1 - Thursday, 18 February 2021

09.00 Hrs

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09.30 Hrs

Inaugural Function 

Special Guest Welcome Address
Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dy. Director General Bureau of Energy Efficiency – Ministry of Power

Introduction to RNHR - 2021 
Ashwinkumar Khatri, Director General – Mission Energy Foundation

10.00 Hrs

Pannel Discussion:  Improving Energy Efficiency in Thermal Power Plants

- P D Siwal, Former Member Thermal – CEA
- P K Mohapatra, Member Expert Appraisal Committee – MoEFCC
- S K Pandey, Former Executive Director - ONGC

11.30 Hrs

Heat Rate Modeling in Thermal Power Plants

- Amol Mahalle, Vice President – Lanco Power Limited
- Manoj Barsaiyan, Head of EEMG – NTPC Limited
- Dr Sundara Raman, Technical Adviser - Reotech Process Equipment Private Limited
- Samir Ranjan Swain, Chief Engineer - Jindal Steel & Power Limited

14.30 Hrs

Optimizing Wall Blowing and Improving Heat Rate

- Rajkumar Singhania, DGM Technical Services – Jindal Steel & Power Limited
- K Mohan Reddy, Chief Executive Office - Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Ltd
- Dinanath Akela, Manager Operations - Reliance Industries Limited

16.30 Hrs

Technology Advancements and Opportunities for Reducing Heat Rate and Improving Efficiency

Hans Conrads, Owner and CEO - PROMECON GmbH

18.00 Hrs

Closing of Day 1 - Networking Lounge Open

DAY 2 - Friday, 19 February 2021

10.00 Hrs

Panel Discussion: Reduction in Heat Rate Contributing in Reduction of Generation Costs and Increasing Operating Margin of Power Generation Companies

- R B Mathur, President - Virginia Mining Resources
- RV Shahi, Former Secretary – Ministry of Power
- Rangan Banerjee, Head of Department Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Mumbai

11.30 Hrs

Combatting the Factors of Inefficiencies & Improving Plant Performance

- Pawan Mathur, Vice President & Head – E&I TPP – Ultratech Cement Limited
- Neti Srinivas, General Manager – TATA Consulting Engineers Limited
- Mukul Srivastava, Vice President Works, JK Lakshmi Cement

14.30 Hrs

Analyzing Processes Based Data and Statistical Assessment of Heat Rates

- Narender Wadhwa, Vice President Operation Services – Bajaj Energy Limited
- Girish Sethi, Senior Director - TERI
- Jai Prakash Verma, Senior Manager - NTPC Limited

16.30 Hrs

Power Producers Perspective – Case Studies

- Bhupesh Kumar, DGM Operations, NTPC
- Shiv Prasad Singh, Asst. General Manager, Hindalco Industries Limited

17.30 Hrs

Virtual Ceremony - National Efficiency Awards – 2021

18.00 HRs

Closing of Day 2 - Networking Lounge Open

National Efficiency Awards – 2021

Key Dates:
04 January 2021 - Nomination Opens
05 February 2021 - Nomination Closes
19 February 2021 - Winners Shall be Awarded

National Efficiency Awards – 2021

National Efficiency Awards – 2021, 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 National Efficiency Awards 2021 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.

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.. 


Best Energy Efficient Plant – COAL

Best Energy Efficient Plant – Lignite

Best Energy Efficient Plant – CCGT

Best Energy Efficient Plant – COAL (CPP)

Best Energy Efficient Plant – Lignite (CPP)

Best Energy Efficient Plant – CCGT (CPP)

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The Organisation
Mission Energy Foundation is a persistent, private, not-for-profit endeavour based in Mumbai, India. We are registered under sec 25 (1), 80G & 12AA respectively.

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Mission Energy Foundation is a micro-enterprise initiative that strives to spread knowledge in the globalising energy sector. We educate and spread technology awareness through ongoing contacts and discussions with the public and industry concerning what the future of the growing energy sector should be...

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