"Sub Group 1 meeting of the Indo-German Energy Forum"

Co-Chairs of Sub Group 1 meeting on Efficiency Enhancement in Fossil Fuel Based Power Plants

The Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany share a long standing, trustful and successful cooperation. Sustainable access to energy is a major focus of this bilateral cooperation discussed in all Subgroups of the Indo-German Energy Forum. Both countries share a policy with a view to extending the role of Renewable Energy (RE) in their national energy strategy. With this objective a Subgroup 1 meeting on “Efficiency Enhancement in Fossil Fuel based Power Plants” was held on 19 May 2016 in New Delhi, jointly chaired by Shri. Aniruddha Kumar, Joint Secretary, Thermal - Ministry of Power, Government of India and Mr. Wolfdieter Boehler, Head of Division, Bilateral Cooperation, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Government of Germany.

A review of the previous relevant energy issues such as Harmonisation of Tender documents for R & M of Thermal Power Plants, Status of Excellence Enhancement Centre (EEC), Pilot projects on IGCC and Ultra Super Critical Power Plants, Standards and Norms, Hybridization, VGBs Reference Plant Project, the CO2 Baseline database for Indian Power sector has been done during the meeting. Many of those topics will remain on the agenda as relevant energy issues, but some won’t be considered as priority energy issues.

Both Co-Chairs agreed, that future cooperation should focus at least on 2 major relevant energy issues: Flexibilisation of coal fired power plants for adaptation to fluctuating renewable energies and second to cooperate in the implementation of new emission norms in India. Therefore the establishment of special task forces chaired by NTPC (Flexibilisation) and EEC (tbc, Emissions) have been decided. The first task force chaired by NTPC on Flexibilisation already took place. To which extend a task force on emissions can be established has to be decided. For more information please contact Mr. Tobias Winter director@energyforum.in. Click the url  (http://energyforum.in/downloads.html) for the presentations and for photos (http://energyforum.in/gallery/vars/sub-group-meetings-19-may-2016.html).

"Sub Group 4 meeting of the Indo-German Energy Forum"

Co-Chairs of Sub Group 4 meeting on Green Energy Corridor and Grid Management

The meeting for sub group 4 of Indo-German Energy Forum – “Green Energy Corridors and Grid Management” was held on 19 May 2016 at The Royal Plaza, New Delhi, chaired by Mr. S. Selvakumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) from Indian side and Dr. Wolfram Klein, Head of Division- India & South Asia, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) from German Side. The meeting was attended by 35 delegates majorly from companies like PowerGrid, CEA, state transmission utilities (Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat), KfW, GIZ, BMWi,  Reliance, Essel Infrastructure and Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen. The session was started with chairs presenting the details on GEC, its relevance to India, followed up by presentations by KfW, GIZ, PowerGird on GEC status and an external consultant sharing his views on pump storage for grid stabilization. The objective of meeting was to get 3 priority issues which would be taken by IGEF for future collaboration. The 3 priority issues identified are;

  1. To assess the evolving renewable energy (RE) evacuation and integration into the grid requirements covering both technical and financial aspects in view of enhanced RE capacity targets of 175 GW by 2022.

  2. Grid stabilization mechanisms such as large storage solutions like pump storage.

  3. Exploring the future requirements for smooth and compatible data communication infrastructure for grid management purposes.

For more information please contact Mr. Christoph Ernesti christoph.ernesti@energyforum.in. Click the url  http://energyforum.in/downloads.html) for the presentations and for photos (http://energyforum.in/gallery/vars/sub-group-meetings-19-may-2016.html).