International Conference on Confronting Environmental challenge

The coal-based power sector is in the midst of a major global transition. Since it will remain central to energy requirements, its significant environmental impact needs to be urgently addressed. 

Representatives from emerging economies including China, India, Indonesia, South Africa will share their views on the role of coal in their national energy mix, approaches and challenges in technology transition, policy and regulatory initiatives, and best operating practices. Representatives from developed economies including France, Germany and the United Kingdom will additionally share their views on improving regulatory enforcement and compliance mechanisms.

These different perspectives will help bring together shared learnings to improve the performance of the thermal power sector globally, and identify ways forward to comply with the new environmental standards that have been recently enacted in India. The conference will also address the challenges and effective implementation of CEMS.

Key themes

  • The role of coal in the national energy plan

  • Feasibility of transitioning towards new technologies 

  • Balancing the water energy nexus

  • Developing better frameworks for managing fly ash and promoting its re-use

  • Developing a meaningful roadmap for implementing the new emissions and water consumption standards

  • Challenges in implementing Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS)

17th and 18th March 2016 | Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
19th March 2016 | Venue: Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

For further information or to register your attendance, please contact
Ms Shruti Issar 
Senior Research Associate 
Mobile: +91-9582 165 266 

Ms Kanika Bahel
Research Associate
Mobile: +91-9654 368 026



Programme Schedule
Conference Brochure
Day-1 | Session-1

By: Chandra Bhushan

Day-1 | Session-2
Coal and Coal Power's Role in China's Energy System

By: Alvin Lin


By: Agung Wicaksono

The role of coal in India’s energy mix and power

By: Shantanu Dixit

Day-1 | Session-3
Relevance of CFBC Technology

By: Jayandra Acharya

Advanced technologies – new developments and economic feasibility for India

By: Lesley Sloss


By: Naushaad Haripersad

Coal Based Power Confronting Environmental Challenges

By: Sandeep Tandont

Day-1 | Session-4
Water Allocation & Policies to Promote Efficiency: E i xper ence from S th ou Af ir ca

By: Barbara Schreiner

Water Efficiency in Thermal power Sector: An Outline Outline of Cooling Cooling Technology Technology in India

By: Kalyan Bhattacharya

Water Efficiency in Thermal Power Sector

By: Ashis Saha


By: Naushaad Haripersad

Environmental Impact Assessment for Coastal Thermal Power Plant in Indonesia

By: Farid Mohammad

Day - 2 | Session-5
Overview of Air Pollution Standards in Emerging Economies

By: Sweta Prabhakar

Air Pollution and Coal Based Power in China

By: Fuqiang Yang and Alvin Lin

Regulatory and Policy Framework in China

By: Lin Jiaqiao

Air Pollution Regulations in Indonesia

By: Raynaldo Sembiring

Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) in China

By: Tang Rong

Continuous Emission Monitoring System: Indonesia’s Experience

By: Heru Dewanto

Day - 2 | Session-7
Managing Waste: Existing Policies and Challenges in India

By: Dr. Vimal Kumar

Experiences from China

By: Dr. Yang Liu and Dr. Zhongyi Sheng

Experiences from Indonesia

By: Mr Ilham

Day - 3 | Session-1
Status of CEMS in India

By: J. S. Kamyotra, Scientist F (Director), CPCB

Overview of Stakeholders Experiences

By: Sanjeev K. Kanchan, Dy. Programme Manager, CSE

Day - 3 | Session 2
CEMS: Governance Framework in EU and the US

By: Lesley Sloss, International Energy Agency, Clean Coal Centre

CEMS: Experiences from South Africa

By: Naushaad Haripersad, Manager, Clean Coal Technologies, ESKOM, South Africa

Device Suitability and Selection

By: Ken Roberts, Business Development Manager-Combustion, PCME

Predictive Emission Monitoring System (PEMS)

By: Günter Haberzettl, Product & Industry Manager, ABB Analytical Germany

Day - 3 | Session 3
Device Certification System

By: Dr. Chhemendra Sharma, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory

CEMS Device Calibration and Maintenance

By: Deborah Padwater, Strategic Industry Manager - Power, SICK-AG

Lab Accreditation System

By: Naveen Jangra, NABL

Day - 3 | Session 4
Data Acquisition System

By: Mayank Chauhan, Co-founder& CEO, LogicLadder

Day - 3 | Session 5
CEMS - Challenges in Implementation

By: Sanjeev K. Kanchan, CSE

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