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Widespread non-compliance as thermal power plants don’t meet water use norms

Coal-based thermal power plants (TPPs) consume vast quantities of accounting for close to 70 per cent of all water used for industrial purposes in India. Given this, thermal power plants can cause significant water stress in the local area, especially if they are present in clusters making WATER usage in power plants a critical issue. According to recent government data, over 8,000-10000 MW of thermal capacity was forced to shut down for acute water scarcity in the past couple of years. Moreover, developers are facing increasing difficulty in the selection of new sites for planned projects across the country. With water being a key input for several important plant processes such as cooling towers and ash handling systems, there is already a growing realisation amongst power plant operators about the need to reduce specific water consumption through best practices in water efficiency as well as technological efforts.

In December 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) brought out a notification that set limits for the first time on how much water a thermal power plant can use per unit of electricity generated, called 'specific water consumption'. These regulations mandated that TPPs set up before January 1, 2017, should not use more than 3.5 Cubic Metres / MWh of water (equivalent to 3.5 litres of water per unit (KWh) of electricity generated) and those built after the date cannot exceed 3 Cubic metres/MWh. Power plants using sea water are exempted from this, and all plants had to meet the norms within two years of the notification, that is, by December 2017.

THE FINDINGS - Only 51% Plant Meet Regulations

Out of the total 156 plants/ units for which we could obtain the status, 66 claimed that they complied with the water consumption limits, while 30 admitted that they were non-compliant. For another 46 plants, either data was not available, or replies were ambiguous or the plants were closed. As other 14 plants were using sea water, they are exempted from the regulations.

These 156 plants included a number of smaller, captive power plants. If we consider only the major power plants (those being monitored by the Central Electricity Authority in its Daily Generation Report or DGR list), then the number of plants for which we could get information was only 75, and in this 34 plants were compliant with the norms and 22 were not.

Compliance with the regulations of water consumption is entirely self-reported by the respective power plants with no verification from any credible / independent agency. Most states did not give information about all the TPPs in the states, leading us to wonder whether the states are actually monitoring compliance by all the plants or just passively collecting information from whichever plant submits it, and ignoring others.

There was no uniform format in which the information was provided to us in spite of the fact that there is a prescribed standard format for reporting compliance with the regulations. In many cases, the information provided to us was several months old, or even from earlier years, raising the question as to whether the collection of compliance information is being done on a regular basis.

Lack of Seriousness

Neither the MoEFCC, nor the state pollution control boards (SPCBs) which are responsible for monitoring the compliance with regulations, seem to be serious about enforcing the norms.

The compliance monitoring figures are not in public domain. The only action that SPCBs seem to be taking in cases of non-compliance is to write to the plants to comply.

Futher, CPCB / MoEFCC have tried to allow the thermal power plants an open ended extension of time period to meet the standards in a manner that is legally questionable. Just as the deadline to meet the norms ended on 7 Dec 2017, the CPCB wrote, on December 11, 2017, to all power plants, stating among other things that “the time line for compliance of water consumption limit shall also be finalised in consultation of plants.”

Recommendations

All SPCBs and the CPCB must ensure that all TPPs meet the water consumption norms given in the Dec 2015 Notification with immediate effect, as the deadline has long passed.

All SPCBs should collect the data related to compliance with these water consumption norms in a regular manner and such data should be in the uniform, prescribed format for all TPPs no matter in which state.

All this data along with the compliance status should be put out suo moto in public domain. Compliance can be self-reported, but verification by independent credible agencies and the SPCBs is a must.

SPCBs should initiate action against those not meeting regulations, and put that in public domain so that local communities can follow up.

Mission Energy Foundation takes privilege to announce yet another initiative for the power sector with its 2nd edition of Water Optimisation - 2020; which is intended to provide a forum to meet and discuss the science and applications to improve generation and reduce specific water consumption through best practices in water efficiency as well as technological efforts.

Water Optimisation - 2020 is again expected to attract participants worldwide focusing on policy initiatives, challenges and way forward for thermal plants in our country with 360 degree technical discussions & multiple networking opportunities among regional and international guests.

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Water Optimisation - 2020 is scheduled on 29 & 30 june 2020 at Taj palace, New Delhi.

CONFERENCE

Water Optimisation 2020 is intended to provide a forum to meet and discuss the latest water consumption norms issued by the MoEFCC for thermal power plants, key challenges faced by power projects, solutions adopted or available for low water consumption, focus on cooling & ash handling systems, project & technology showcase, waste water treatment and many important aspects and case studies shall be presented during the conference.

EXPO

A cost effective and invaluable tool to help deliver your technology, product, equipment and services to senior decision makers throughout during the conference days. There will be a select number of leading solution providers who will discuss and advise on their latest products, solutions and services to a targeted number of senior level decision makers and technology-including regulatory affairs, financing structures and many more…

AWARDS

The Water Optimisation AWARD 2020 will be presented to utilities and its services sector who demonstrate highest level of commitment and best practice in smart consumption of water at thermal power plants. Over the years the awards will aim to recognize exemplary operations, systems and the evidence of their impact to business vitality. The awards serve as a catalyst to understanding the intrinsic value of business excellence and sustainability.

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WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE

Thermal Power Plants - Captive Power Plants - Independent Power Producers - Policymakers and Regulators - EPC Companies - Wastewater and Effluent Treatment Companies - Desalination Plant Suppliers - Flyash Disposal Technology Providers - Instrumentation & Monitoring Solution Providers - Power Plant O&M Providers - Other Technology Providers - Equipment Manufacturers - Engineering Consultants - Water Management Consultants - Energy Efficiency Consultants - Certification and Inspection Companies - Pollution Control Boards - R&D Organisations...etc.,

PAST PARTICIPANTS

Presentation and Paper Submission

The Programme Committee encourages you to send abstracts/papers. The abstract must not exceed 8 pages for oral presentation with tables and illustrations. Abstracts/papers will only be accepted in electronic form (MS Word) to be submitted online at https://f.formoid.net/1cBa or sent by email to dg@missionenrgy.org

The deadline for abstracts/papers submission is 30 April 2020.

Contact:
Ashwinkumar Khatri - Director General
+91 98339 51556 l dg@missionenergy.org

Sponsor NOW!
Our aim is to deliver you an event that exceeds your expectations, thus becoming an integrated part of your annual marketing program.

Sponsoring WATER OPTIOMISATION - 2020 will make your company stand out as a leader in this burgeoning industry and will leave a strong impression of your brand in key decision makers minds. Sponsors have an incredible amount of presence and it will not only give your company optimum exposure but also the opportunity for delegates to meet you and your executives to find out more about your role and business opportunities in the sector.

Gain PUBLICITY with our advertising and promotional campaigns
Obtain DIRECT ACCESS to potential clients during and after with our meticulously prepared confidential delegate list
Receive a KEY SPEAKING POSITION to address an audience of top executives and decision makers from the industry
Create PERMANENT REMINDERS of your product or services in conference documentation
Profile yourself as INDUSTRIAL LEADER, as your corporate logo and profile will be featured prominently in event marketing collaterals
NETWORKING with the industries leading Government Officials, Senior Level Delegates and Experts
Achieve GREATER EXPOSURE and BRAND BUILDING through our partners and much more

To Sponsor WATER OPTIMISATION - 2020, contact:
Shri S Dalvi - President Partnerships & Legal Counsel
dalvi@missionenergy.org / +91 9769310944

Table of Sponsorship Options - With Benefits Details as below

INR 645000 / USD 9950

7 Delegate Passes
Logo on Brochure Cover Page
Logo on Brochure Inside Page 
Logo on Conference Backdrop 
Logo on Registration Desk Backdrop 
Logo on Conference Website 
Corporate Banner in Networking Area 
Merchandise Distribution 
Screening of Company Film 
Circulation of Company Literature 
Thanking Announcements 
Speaking Opportunity - Day 1 
Panel Discussion Moderator  
Exhibit Space (6x2 Mtr.)

INR 545000 / USD 8950

5 Delegate Passes
Logo on Brochure Cover Page 
Logo on Brochure Inside Page 
Logo on Conference Backdrop 
Logo on Registration Desk Backdrop 
Logo on Conference Website 
Banner in Networking Area  
Merchandise Distribution 
Screening of Company Film 
Circulation of Company Literature 
Thanking Announcements 
Speaking Opportunity - Day 2 
Panel Discussion Panelist 
Exhibit Space (3x2 Mtr.)

INR 445000 / USD 6950

3 Delegate Passes 
Logo on Brochure Cover Page 
Logo on Conference Backdrop 
Logo on Conference Website 
Circulation of Company Literature 
Thanking Announcements 
Panel Discussion Panelist

INR 345000 / USD 5950

1 Delegate Passes 
Logo on Brochure Cover Page 
Logo on Conference Backdrop 
Logo on Conference Website 
Circulation of Company Literature 
Thanking Announcements

INR 245000 / USD 3950

Logo on Brochure Cover Page 
Logo on Conference Website 
Circulation of Company Literature 
Thanking Announcements

Past Sponsors

WHY EXHIBIT?
Throughout during the conference days, there will be a select number of leading solution providers who will discuss and advise on their latest products, solutions and services to a targeted number of senior level decision makers and technology-including regulatory affairs, financing structures and many more… Make sure you stay ahead of the competition and SECURE YOUR PLACE NOW!

You will benefit from multiple opportunities to talk with the clients and prospects you want to do business with and kick start your sales. All under one roof and all in just two days - saving you both time and money!

As exhibition space is strictly limited and is already booking fast! For booking of exhibition space, contact our representative right now!

Entitlements:
Minimum Space 3x2 Sq. Mtr.
2 Delegate Passes for Conference
Company Logo on Summit Brochure
Company Logo on Backdrop
Modular Shell Stand Structure
Two Chairs & One Table
Fascia with Company Name
Power Socket for Power Supply
Benefits

Exhibiting at WATER OPTIMISATION - 2020 is a cost effective and invaluable tool to help deliver your technology, product, equipment and services to senior decision makers of your core target market and will help grow your business in following ways

ENFORCE your BRAND and promote your services to generate and customers bases interest
Meet senior level decision makers to EASE of doing BUSINESS
Make new contacts and BUILD lasting RELATIONSHIPS
DISPLAY your CAPABILITIES at an international platform to those developers, utilities and manufacturers who need your project financing services or project development technology.
Take advantage of a central point of contact from which to DEVELOP BUSINESS and raise your profile in this growing sector.
STRENGTHEN existing BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS and create profitable new leads as you interact with your core customer base.

Visitor Profile

Participants will benefit from the high quality information exchange and networking opportunities. The expo will be marked by the presence of key decision makers and key players from the government and corporate world in India and abroad:

- Diplomats and senior government officials including policy makers and regulatory authorities
- Senior industry leaders from power, coal, chemical, etroleum and many other sectors
- Senior management teams from renowned private and public sector companies
- Entrepreneurs, technologists, operators and service providers
- Energy associates, producers and consumers
- International suppliers and trade organizations
- Equipment suppliers and service Companies
- Environmentalists, research and development scientists
- Investment banks & financial institutions

Stall Size - STANDARD 3x2 Sq. Mt

Indian Company:
INR 12500 Per Sq. Mtr. + 18% GST

Overseas Company:
USD 350 Per Sq. Mtr. 

To Book your STALL contact:

Shri Sanjay Dua
President Projects & Memberships
sanjay@missionenergy.org
+91 9820814644

Water Optimisation AWARDS  - 2020

Submit nomination

Apply Online and make the payment.

Submit completed application along with relevant information and we shall contact for softcopy of documents.

If interested in applying for more than one unit / projects of same company or more than one location, separate request for application and fee should be submitted for each nomination.

Selection procedure

Evaluation of nominations for Water Optimisation AWARDS - 2020 is an intensive process. Nominations are evaluated by experts from Government, Academia and Industry.

Preliminary evaluation of shortlisted nominations. Power point presentation with original documents by all short-listed nominee company/ units in presence of Jury Members constituted by Mission Energy Foundation (if required). Site visit of short-listed companies/units (if required).

AWARD PRESENTATION

Relax, if your nominated company/ units have demonstrated highest level of commitment and best practices you shall be recognised and honoured.

The Winners of Water Optimisation AWARDS - 2020 shall be honoured honoured during the valedictory session of the conference i.e., 30 June 2020

Key dates to remember

  • 01 April 2020

    Nomination Opens

  • 31 May 2020

    Nomination Closes

  • 30  June 2020

    Winners Shall be Awarded

CATEGORIES for Water Optimisation AWARDS - 2020

Best Water Efficient Plant <=500MW
Best Water Efficient Plant >=500MW
Best Zero Liquid Discharge Plant
Water Management
- Ash Handling
Technology Excellence
– Design & Engineering
Technology Excellence
– Technology Provider

PAST WINNERS

Registration Process...

ONLINE REGISTRATION

To participate as Delegates / nominate for AWARDS / be a Speaker / book a EXPO, fill and submit online form from the links below...

RECEIVE INVOICE

We will email you an invoice along with necessary required documents for processing the payment. The original invoice shall be sent to your postal address.

MAKE PAYMENT

Make online payment via our secured payment gateway using your Credit Card or Bank Transfer or send Cheque / DD to our postal address.

DELEGATE Registration

Indian Delegate:
INR 22500 Per Delegate + 18% GST

Overseas Delegate:
USD 550 Per Delegate

Group Discount
5% for 3+ participants
10% for 7+ participants

EXPO Booking

Indian Company:
INR 12500 Per Sq. Mtr. + 18% GST

Overseas Company:
USD 350 Per Sq. Mtr.

Space Discount
5% for 6+ Sq. Mtr
10% for 18+ Sq. Mtr

SPEAKER Registration

SPEAKER Registration
Indian Speaker:
INR 32500 + 18% GST


Overseas Speaker:
USD 750


AWARD Nomination

Indian Company:
INR 26500 / Category + 18% GST

Overseas Company:
USD 750 Per Categories

Category Discount
5% for 2+ categories
10% for 5+ categories

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