Sub Group 1:

Efficiency  Enhancement in Fossil Fuels based Power Plants


Chairs und Stakeholders

  • Chairperson India:
    Mr. Aniruddha Kumar, Joint Secretary (Thermal), Ministry of Power
  • Chairpersons Germany:
    Mr. Wolfdieter Böhler, Head of Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Stakeholders:
    Technology providers, project developers, investors, research institutes and industry associations
    e.g. HITACHI, KNAUF, KfW
  • Government organisations:
    e.g. NTPC, CEA

Main topics


Relevant Policies

  • India: Electricity Act (2003), Energy Conservation Act, 12th 5-year plan
  • Germany: “Energiewende” (Energy Transition); Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) Renewable Energies Heating Act

Activities so far

  • Knowledge exchange on new technologies, framework conditions and business models generation, transmission and use
  • Addressing market and technical barriers through institution and capacity building; harmonization of standards and norms; investment in flagship projects

Previous and Ongoing Cooperation Projects

  • Study on Harmonisation of Tender Documents for R&M of Thermal Power Plants
  • Excellence Enhancement Centre (EEC) >> More
  • ESCO-Models for R&M

Planned activities

  • Pilot Project IGCC
  • Ultra-Super-Critical Power Plant
  • Flue gas desulphurization with combined gypsum production
  • Cooperation between Indian and German training institutes
  • Training of Indian Engineers in Germany