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KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

  • What have been the key trends in the coal-based power generation segment?
  • What have been the recent developments?
  • What are the key issues and concerns? What is the outlook for the segment?

GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE

  • What is the government’s perspective on coal-based power generation?
  • What are the key issues and concerns?
  • What is the government’s outlook for the segment?
NTPC'S PERSPECTIVE
  • What is NTPC’s perspective on the coal-based power generation segment?
  • What are the key issues being faced for its coal-based power projects? How are these being resolved?
  • What is the future outlook for the segment?

CIL'S PERSPECTIVE

  • What have been the trends in domestic coal supply and prices for coal supplied to TPPs?
  • What are the steps being taken to enhance coal availability for power consumers?
  • What are CIL’s plans with regard to the next rounds of auctions under the SHAKTI mechanism?
  • What are the key issues and concerns? What is the supply outlook?

PRIVATE GENCO PERSPECTIVE

  • What is the perspective of private developers on the current state of the segment?
  • What are the major issues and concerns?
  • What is the future outlook?

STATE GENCO PERSPECTIVE

  • What is the perspective of gencos on coal-based power generation?
  • What are the key issues and concerns?
  • What is the future outlook for the segment?

STRESSED ASSETS AND FINANCIERS' PERSPECTIVE

  • What are the workable solutions for addressing the stressed assets issue?
  • What has been the experience with resolved cases so far?
  • What are the steps being taken to improve asset quality? What is the outlook of financiers on extending funding for emission control investments?

FUEL SUPPLY, QUALITY AND OUTLOOK

  • What has been the recent trend in coal supply and quality for thermal power plants?
  • What has been the impact of recent coal shortages?
  • What is the outlook for domestic coal supply? What is the forecast for coal imports?

ROLE IN LOAD BALANCING

  • What are the opportunities emanating from the growing renewable energy penetration for the coal-based power segment?
  • How can coal-based power plants help in meeting the load balancing requirements?
  • What are some of the technical and non-technical barriers that need to be addressed for coal-based power plants in this regard?

COSTS AND TARIFFS

  • What has been the trend in generation and fuel costs for coal-based plants?
  • What has been the trend in the issue of fresh PPAs by discoms and the tariffs discovered?
  • What is the outlook for costs and tariffs?

ROLE OF FLEXIBILISATION

  • What are the flexibilisation strategies and solutions for coal-based power plants?
  • What is the impact of cyclic operations on the performance of coal-based power plants?
  • What are the challenges involved in flexibilisation?
DIGITALISATION OF COAL-BASED PLANTS
  • What are the key areas and processes that have potential for digitalisation in coalbased power plants?
  • What are the advantages and outcomes achievable with digitalisation?
  • What has been the experience so far? What are the challenges?

O&M OF COAL-BASED PLANTS

  • What are the major O&M-related challenges for coal-based power plants?
  • What are the technologies, solutions and best practices in this regard?
  • What are the new and emerging requirements?

DISCOMS' POWER PROCUREMENT OUTLOOK

  • What has been the trend in short, medium and long-term power procurement by discoms?
  • What has been the trend in the cost of power procurement from coal-based power visa- vis other sources?
  • What is the outlook for power procurement for the next few years?

FOCUS ON COAL TRANSPORTATION

  • What has been the trend in the volumes and prices of coal transportation through the railways?
  • What are some of the key initiatives being taken to improve coal transportation?
  • What are the plans and projects in the pipeline to address logistical bottlenecks in coal supply to TPPs?
  • What is the feasibility of coal transportation through inland waterways?

EMISSION CONTROL: SOX, NOX, AQCS AND WATER

  • What are the key environmental norms and timelines for compliance?
  • What are the various FGD options?
  • What are the most promising technologies related to reduction of SOx and NOx?
  • What are the strategies and solutions to meet the revised water reduction norms?
  • What are the overall AQCS strategies and solutions being adopted/considered?

 

 
       
 
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