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Flexibilisation of Thermal Power Plants for operation on low PLFs

May 2016 - onwards

In May 2016 (New-Delhi) and September 2016 (Berlin) the Government of Germany, represented by Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Government of India, represented by Ministry of Power conducted meetings within the Indo-German Energy Forum. Both governments affirmed aiming to assure future security and reliability of power supply and for stabilizing their electricity grids while maximizing the application of power from renewable energies, Various issues related to Renewable energy integration and Flexibilisation of thermal power plants were discussed.

With EEC as the nodal agency, a national task force was constituted under the Chairmanship of Director (Operations), NTPC Shri K.K Sharma. Two reference plants of NTPC were finalized for undertaking detailed studies by German Experts. These experts have completed their field studies and their recommendations for enhancing the flexibility of the thermal power plants is under progress.



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