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KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

  • What have been the key trends and developments in coal-based generation?
  • What are the capacity addition projections for the segment? What is the outlook for the segment?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE

  • What is the government’s perspective on the development of coal-based power?
  • What are the key issues and challenges? How does the MoP propose to address them?
  • What is the status of coal supply to power plants under various allocation mechanisms?
  • What has been the response to the coal linkage auctions under SHAKTI?
COAL INDIA LIMITED's PERSPECTIVE
  • What is CIL’s perspective on coal supply to the power sector?
  • What are some of the new initiatives undertaken by CIL to enhance coal supply?
  • What are some of the key steps being taken to improve coal evacuation?
  • What is the future for demand and production?

PRIVATE PERSPECTIVE

  • What has been the performance of existing coal-based plants?
  • What are the key issues and concerns?
  • What is the readiness of developers to meet the new environmental norms?
  • What is the future outlook?

NTPC PERSPECTIVE

  • What is NTPC’s perspective on the current state of the coal-based segment?
  • What are the key issues being faced for coal-based projects?
  • What are the strategies being adopted to address these challenges?
  • What is the future outlook?

STATE GENCO PERSPECTIVE

  • What has been the performance of existing coal-based power plants?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What are the capacity addition plans? What is the future outlook?

STRESSED ASSETS

  • What is the current level of stressed assets in the coal-based power segment?
  • What has been the experience under various restructuring schemes?
  • What are the possible solutions for addressing them?

ROLE IN RENEWABLES INTEGRATION AND LOAD BALANCING

  • What role can coal-based power plants play in supporting renewables integration and load balancing?
  • What are the potential strategies with respect to the utilisation of coal-based power?
  • What are the key issues and concerns?

EMISSION CONTROL

  • What is the status of the implementation of the revised environmental norms?
  • What are the proposed investments and costs envisaged in meeting the norms? What is the regulatory support available for power producers?
  • What are the technologies and solutions available to meet the norms?
  • OPTIONS FOR POWER PLANTS WITHOUT PPAs
  • What are the third-party power sale options for power plants?
  • What are the power exchanges’ selling options for power plants?
  • What are the other sale options available?

DISCOMS POWER PROCUREMENT OUTLOOK

  • What has been the trend in power procurement by discoms with respect to prices and volumes?
  • What has been the trend in power procurement by discoms with respect to the e-bidding and e-reverse auction mechanisms?
  • What is the likely demand from power discoms?

COSTS AND TARIFFS

  • What are the recent trends in generation and fuel costs for coal-based plants?
  • What has been the trend in the issuance of fresh PPAs by discoms and the tariffs discovered?
  • What is the outlook for costs and tariffs?
FOCUS ON O&M
  • What are the new and emerging O&M requirements of coal-based plants? What are the best practices to enhance and maintain plant availability?
  • What are the steps needed to improve safety in power plant operations?
  • What are the promising technologies and solutions available?

FLEXIBILISATION STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS

  • What are the different flexibilisation strategies and solutions available for coal-based power plants?
  • What will be the impact of flexibilising coal-based power plants that are currently best suited for base loads?
  • What are the costs and benefits associated with these solutions?
  • What has been the experience so far in India and globally?

DIGITISATION OF POWER PLANTS

  • What are the key plant areas that can be considered for digitisation?
  • What are the potential benefits of digitisation?
  • What role can data analytics play in the future of coal-based power plants?
  • What are some of the emerging solutions for better asset management?

COAL QUALITY, PRICES AND OUTLOOK

  • What are the key issues related to coal quality?
  • What are the possible strategies to address them?
  • What has been the trend with respect to coal prices?
  • What is the outlook for supply?

COAL TRANSPORTATION

  • What are some of the coal transportation-related challenges faced by coal-based power plants?
  • What has been the trend in logistics costs associated with transporting coal to pithead and non-pithead power plants?
  • What has been the impact on tariffs of coal-based power plants due to high rail freight charges?
 
       
 
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