Knowledge Dissemination Workshop on Coal Generation Flexing Practices to Support Variable Renewable Energy Integration

Knowledge Dissemination Workshop on Coal Generation Flexing Practices to Support Variable Renewable Energy Integration

August 24-25,2018- Under USAID’s Greening the Grid (GTG) – Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (RISE) initiative, a two-days “Knowledge Dissemination Workshop on Coal Generation Flexing Practices to Support Variable Renewable Energy Integration” was organized at PMI, NTPC in Noida. Attended by 60 professionals from generating facilities from NTPC units, states and private GENCOS, policy makers and regulators, the workshop presented the findings of the techno-economic feasibility study conducted under GTG-RISE at NTPC’s two units at Jhajjhar and Ramagundam. Detailed presentations were be made by U.S. and German experts including Intertek, GE and Siemens covering technical interventions to improve flexibility and their commercial implications.

The workshop was conducted under one of the GTG-RISE pilots which focuses on introducing flexibility in the operations of conventional coal based power generation plants in partnership with NTPC. As a part of this pilot, a techno-economic feasibility study was carried out by Intertek, a U.S. company specializing in modeling studies, for NTPC’s unit at Ramagundam and Jhajjar coal based power station. The experiences gained from these pilots will help NTPC to draw a strategic roadmap for fleet-wide implementation of flexible operation and support in creating policy and Regulatory Frameworks for adoption of flexibility.