Training Programme on Reducing Environmental Footprint of Coal Power Plants

Effective Implementation & Operation of Emission Control Technologies, Water & Wastewater Management and Ash Handling & Utilization

Coal-based power is responsible for a significant share of total emissions from industrial sectors in India with major pollutants being oxides of nitrogen (NOx), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM). With the 2015 environmental norms notified by the MoEF&CC, thermal power stations are required to install and upgrade emission control technologies and also reduce its specific water consumption in order to meet compliance. The primary and biggest concern for the power sector in India is how to comply with the new environmental norms while ensuring economy of generation. All stakeholders involved in the implementation process face multiple challenges in terms of installing & upgrading pollution control technologies like ESP, FGD, DSI, SCR/SNCR, undertaking technology assessment with respect to its suitability & performance and finally ensuring its continued operation and maintenance. Also, power plants are extremely water intensive and generate huge amounts of ash. Reducing water consumption, effective wastewater management and fly ash utilization is yet another concern for the sector. Thus, there is a need for training regulatory and power plant officials to update them about the various aspects surrounding the implementation of pollution control technologies & its operation and maintenance, water and wastewater management practices, efficient ways of ash handling & utilization and its market.

In this regard, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has developed a training programme with the aim of providing a wider understanding on the above aspects. Through this training programme we also seek to develop a knowledge base amongst officials that can facilitate timely and smooth implementation of the norms.

All stakeholders involved in 2015 environmental norms implementation process Ð Power Plant Officials, Pollution Control Board Officials, Environmental Regulators, Electricity Regulatory Commission Officials, etc.

DURATION: February 24-28, 2020

TIME: 09:30 am to 05:30 pm VENUE: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Tijara (Rajasthan) - about 100 km from Delhi. Participants have to come to CSE office in New Delhi on 24th February, 2020. CSE will arrange transportation of the officials between Delhi and AAETI.


COURSE FEE This is a funded programme. CSE will bear the expenses of conducting the programme, including transportation of participants (from CSE Delhi office to AAETI, Nimli and back), boarding and lodging for five nights (i.e. 24th Ð 28th February, 2020) . Participants need to confirm well in advance as the seats are limited.


Sugandha Arora
Programme Officer,
Energy (Thermal) Centre for Science & Environment
Mobile: +91-9953588873 | Ph: 011-40616000 (Ext. 303)