A. Industrial Cogeneration India Newsletter to be published till December 2019
 
B. Regulatory issues
Continuous efforts by Cogen India on the issue of Non- Signing of PPAs by MSEDCL & Notification of Govt of Maharashtra Policy for Bagasse Based Cogeneration Power Projects at Sugar Factories In Maharashtra from August 2016. Coen India has been representing various issues at different levels including MERC hearings related to PPAs, competitive bidding, increase in tariffs etc and has been successful to increase the ceiling limit proposed by MSEDCL for competitive bidding with e-reverse auction from Rs 4/kWh to Rs 5/kWh. .
This effort was for 17 installed cogen power plants by sugar factories wherein it is certain that PPAs for all 17 number of cogen power plants for about 300 MW shall be shortly completed. MERC has accorded its green signal for moving ahead. Cogen India will continue with its process, for balance 200 MW.

C. Operator Training Programs
Cogen India along with MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Ltd. successfully organized Operator Training Programs (OTPs) in the States of Maharashtra & Uttarakhand during December, 2015 – March, 2016. Total 90 operators from 9 sugar factories were trained at 5 select host sugar mills with existing cogen power plants from Solapur district in Maharashtra; whereas total 83 operators from 3 sugar factories were trained at 3 select host sugar mills with existing cogen power plants in Uttarakhand.
The 6 week intensive training program focused on key areas of cogen power plant (boiler, turbine, water treatment, electrical distribution / evacuation & distributed control system (DCS), hygiene & safety, etc) was designed to inculcate required skills amongst the participating operators, so that they can be very effective at their respective work places.
Similar kind of OTP was also organized during F. Y. 2014-15 at 6 select cogen power plants at sugar mills in the State of Maharashtra. Total 72 trainee operators from 13 existing or proposed cogen power plants, participated in this training program.
These OTPs have helped increase the confidence level & ability of the operators to handle machinery / equipment more skillfully & has also enhanced their knowledge of operators in depth.

 

One-day Business Meets on Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) for Cement & Steel Industries’ in Southern & Northern Parts of India
 

One-day Business Meets for Promotion of Cogen / Captive Power Plants at Pulp & Paper Mills in Southern & Northern Parts of India

 
Proceeding Document Available 
 
  March 2014