Significant challenges remain with respect to the calibration and reliability of these systems. Without appropriate training, there is a risk that emission data reporting will be inadequate and not sufficiently reliable to ensure that emission limits are met, and air quality goals are achieved. The desk report for this pillar of work has been completed and is available as a free download here.
The ICSC is now working with Indian stakeholders to design and deliver four regional training courses on CEM systems before the end of 2023.
Pillar 2: Reducing emissions and improving ash management. This pillar comprises two parts:
– evaluation of the status of installation of control technologies for PM, SO2 and NOx and how coal-fired power plants can maximise the potential for co-benefit mercury reduction.
– evaluation of the status of ash management and use. This section of work will determine options to reduce ash waste in ponds whilst enhancing ash use in both construction materials and high value end products.
The desk reports from Pillar 2 will be available in the first half of 2022. Regional training in India will follow.
Pillar 3: Flexibility in operating coal plants. This pillar builds upon a previous project between the USDOE, USAID, EPRI and NTPC in India which developed a toolkit to maximise the flexibility of coal-fired power plants. The current project has identified the potential for the flexibility toolkit in India and has designed a programme to deliver hands-on training. The desk report, including a description of the training material, is available as a free download here.
The ICSC is now working with Indian stakeholders to design and deliver four regional training courses on CEM systems.
For Indonesia, we are evaluating mercury emissions from the coal sector by ranking coal-fired power plants to identify those that will benefit the most from mercury reduction strategies.
Phase 1 of work evaluated mercury emissions from every coal-fired utility unit >100 MW in Indonesia on a unit-by-unit basis. From this it has become evident that fewer than 15 units out of over 100 are responsible for around 50% of the total mercury emissions from the whole sector.