Emission monitoring in India: Ensuring valid data for effective reduction strategies

About this webinar

India has set new emission limits for particulate matter (PM), SO2, NOx and mercury. The Indian National Pollution Control Board (NPCB) now requires that all individual coal-fired units install CEM (continuous emission monitoring) systems to report emissions data electronically, in real-time, to the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCB). Indian coal plants must now take action to ensure that they comply with these limits. For all pollutants, fewer than half of the coal units have CEM systems in place. Between 3 and 10% of the fleet are reporting technical issues with the systems that they have in place for PM, SO2 and NOx. This means that many of the coal power plants in India are unable to determine whether they are in compliance with the emission standards. If these standards are to achieve the desired reduction in emissions and improved air quality, then it is imperative that steps are taken to resolve these monitoring and reporting challenges. This webinar takes a new ICSC report based on this work as a point of departure. The ICSC is now working with Indian stakeholders to deliver training and capacity building on emissions monitoring.