Training workshops on flexibility for coal-fired power plants in India

A flexible coal plant produces MORE power at LOWER cost and with LOWER emissions

November 2022
in Raipur & Ahmedabad

As part of a major project to improve the efficiency and reduce emissions from the Indian coal fleet, the International Centre for Sustainable Carbon is offering a series of workshops in India. These workshops will include an initial session aimed at key stakeholders (industry leaders, governmental bodies, utilities, and regulators) outlining how this project can help India deliver more cost-effective and cleaner power.

The workshops will focus on coal-fired power plant flexibility. An opening session for all stakeholders will provide the “big picture” on the importance of plant flexibility in power production, a growing challenge as the proportion of variable renewable energy expands on the grid. The remainder of the event will focus on training utility staff, providing them with certification in the use of the flexibility toolkit.

This free(*) training course will empower attendees with the skills to improve the performance of their coal-fired power plant, with advantages such as:

  • reduced running costs
  • lower fuel consumption
  • increased output
  • reduced shutdown and maintenance periods
  • prevented plant damage
  • reduced pollutant emissions

8-9 November Raipur

15-16 November Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Please contact Mehul Tatia for final places at this event.

As variable renewable energy usage increases, the demand for dispatchable power to maintain grid capacity and stability also increases. Coal power plants are becoming less baseload and more on-demand, leading to increased operating costs and a significantly higher risk of equipment damage and plant shutdown.

Upon completion of this workshop, you will receive a certificate to confirm that you have acquired skills which will help to identify issues and risks at power plants quickly and effectively through the evaluation of readily available plant data.

For any issues with logistics within India, please contact Mehul Tatia.


DAY 1    –   MONDAY

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

High-level stakeholders are invited to join us for the opening morning to understand why power plant flexibility is key for a robust electricity power grid, especially in a growing economy such as India.

This session will explain the importance of the toolkit in achieving peak power plant performance and will be relevant to many stakeholders in the energy sector, including power plant managers, operators, and staff as well as regulators, ministries, industries, academia, and NGOs


DAY 2    –   TUESDAY

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

Live classroom training with the flexibility toolkit for utility staff.


Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3


DAY 4    –    THURSDAY

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

Live session via video link. EPRI and ICSC staff will be available to answer questions and problems live to those who have attended the training and who wish additional assistance with applying the toolkit in action.

Following a Q&A session to solve any remaining issues, delegates can log on to receive accreditation if they have completed the course.

(*) The workshop is free. Coffee breaks, lunches and training materials are provided during the classroom sessions. Travel and accommodation costs are not provided.