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PGT-06-01 Best Practices for Power Generation Activity Plan*
PGT-06-02 Best Practices for Transmission and Distribution Activity Plan
PGT-06-03 Best Practices for Demand Side Management Activity Plan
PGT-06-04 Energy Regulatory and Market Development Forum
PGT-06-05 Trade Exhibitions/Conferences and Trade Missions
PGT-06-06 Hydroelectric Generation Best Practices
PGT-06-07 Combustion Optimization in Coal-Based Power Plants
PGT-06-08 Implementation of Artificial Intelligent Soot Blowing System for Improving the Steam Generator Efficiency by Increasing the Effectiveness of Soot Blowers
PGT-06-09 SOx Reduction Technologies in Flue Gas - (Cancelled)
PGT-06-10 Risk Evaluation and Prioritization or Maintenance and Renovation and Modernization of Power Plants
PGT-06-11 Life Extension and Remaining Life Assessment of Power Plants
PGT-06-12 Site visit of Energy Conservation and Environment Protection Technology-Application of Plasma Ignition Technology in Power Generation
PGT-06-13 Generator Transformer Programs (Inspection Procedures, Diagnostic Tools and Maintenance)
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Project 1. Best Practices for Power Generation Activity Plan*

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Download Project Status - Green Handbook Peer Review
Download Project Status - APP Brown Coal Best Practices Workshop
Download Project Status - Hydroelectric Generation Efficiency Improvement Program
Download Project Status - India Peer Review and Peer Review Checklist Training Event
Download Project Status - Peer Review of Coal Fired Thermal Power Plants & Best Practices in Power Generation
Download Project Status - Quantification of energy savings/ CO2 emission reduction potential
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Download Project Status - Wind Electric Generation Project
Download Final Report - Efficiency Improvements in Coal Fired Utilities

This project consists of site visits, workshops and capacity building, to assist Partner countries’ power generators to improve their overall coal-fired power plant thermal efficiency, resulting in significant mitigation of greenhouse gases and air pollutants. Each site visit will include follow-up reports to document the demonstrated practices and technology. Information gained during the site visits, workshops, and capacity building will be compiled into a best-practices handbook that will catalyze implementation of best practices technologies and training of personnel to further stimulate their deployment in Partner countries.  Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and the United States are participating Partners in this Project. Please find the Green Handbook Peer Review at: http://www6.fepc.or.jp/english/env/app/handbook.html

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Project 2. Best Practices for Transmission and Distribution Activity Plan

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The overall goal of this project is for Partner countries to improve transmission and distribution (T&D) efficiency for local power generators, resulting in significant mitigation of greenhouse gases and air pollutants. Partner countries will host site visits to provide a mechanism to share and educate on best practices related to T&D efficiency. These best practices will be compiled and incorporated into the handbook that will be created as part of the project on best practices in power generation (Project 1: Best Practices for Power Generation Activities Plan). Additionally, this project aims to develop and implement a standardized village distribution system as a demonstration project. The compiled and implemented best practices can ultimately provide electrification of non-urban areas resulting in increased development, poverty reduction, and increased environmental benefits in Partner countries.  Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 3. Best Practices for Demand Side Management Activity Plan

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This project aims to provide Partner countries with best practices that can be employed to improve end-use efficiency associated with power generation. The overall goal of the project is to raise awareness in Partner countries’ utilities of the potential contributions of demand side management (DSM) in managing available capacity, reducing need for additional capacity, and controlling energy costs. The project aims to institutionalize DSM in energy planning and operation through sharing the experiences of Partner countries’ utilities in the valuation and administration of various DSM projects, and to build management capacity to administer or oversee such programs. Improvements in distribution systems can minimize line loses (possibly to less than 10 percent), increase delivered electricity, and provide a better investment climate in rural areas for development. This project includes site visits, compilation of best practices for incorporation into the power generation handbook (Project 1: Best Practices for Power Generation Activities Plan), and workshops. This project will also develop and implement a standardized village distribution system in India.  Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 4. Energy Regulatory and Market Development Forum

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Download Energy Regulatory and Market Development Information Forum Report – Part 2

This project proposes the establishment of an Energy Regulatory and Market Development Forum to provide an ongoing mechanism for information sharing, capacity building, and cooperative development of the regulatory arrangements conducive to efficient energy market development. The Forum’s initial objective is to establish a shared understanding of the regulatory framework and market arrangements governing power generation and transmission operation in Partner countries. It is envisaged that the Forum would be a mechanism for long-term engagement to facilitate continued information sharing, capacity building, and cooperation to support implementation of best-practice regulatory principles. Objectives will be fulfilled by site visits, meetings, and an annual report through the Power Generation and Transmission Task Force to the Policy and Implementation Committee. This forum will provide an essential foundation for all other Task Force projects based on shared practices and market developments.  Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 5. Trade Exhibitions/Conferences and Trade Missions

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This project aims to increase the level of trade, deploy available clean energy technologies, foster development, and assist companies from all Partner countries in finding buyers, sellers, and partners within the power generation and transmission sector. This activity for promotion of power generation and transmission trade will be led by the United States, which will seek to foster Partner countries’ industries in trade shows, trade missions, business-to-business matchmaking, and client counseling programs that will facilitate trade within the power generation and transmission sector. Trade promotion will advance the Task Force’s objectives to increase sharing best practices, encourage market transformation, and facilitate funding for power generation and transmission projects in the Partner countries.  The United States is the participating Partner in this Project.

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Project 6. Hydroelectric Generation Best Practices

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This program will focus on hydroelectric generation efficiency improvement practices that can be shared with and replicated by Partner country utilities. The United States will lead this activity, and invite Partners to participate in an information sharing session concerning processes for improving hydro-efficiency and capacity and will conduct a site visit at Jocassee Hydroelectric Pump Storage Facility in South Carolina, which is in the process of being upgraded. Relationships established by these initial interfaces will facilitate further information exchange among Partner countries related to engineering
concepts and technologies, hydroelectric upgrade approaches, outage planning techniques,and grid interfaces to avoid CO2 emissions.  The United States is the participating Partner in this Project.

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Project 7. Combustion Optimization in Coal-Based Power Plants

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This cross-sectoral project will enable India, in collaboration with the United States and other Partner countries, to identify the necessary upgrades required in the combustion process to develop a state-of-the-art system designed with precise measurement techniques for air and fuel, supported by intelligent software to enable defined parameters online for determining the steam generator control setting needed for optimizing the cycle heat-rate. Combustion optimization assists steam generators to operate at maximum efficiency. This project will provide India essential information that could potentially be adopted for the use of steam generators to burn Indian coal proven to be highly efficient in applications in Japan and the United States.  India, Japan and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 8. Implementation of Artificial Intelligent Soot Blowing System for Improving the Steam Generator Efficiency by Increasing the Effectiveness of Soot Blowers

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This project aims to establish and implement best practices and new technologies which offer “efficient heat transfer” for steam generators by studying direct and indirect methods of appropriate software to execute artificial intelligence soot blowing systems that optimize heat transfer rate and address local slagging conditions in Partner countries. The project, led by India and the United States, will address problems associated with existing conventional soot blowing systems in coal-fired steam generators, such as excessive use of steam, air and water.  India, Japan and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 9. SOx Reduction Technologies in Flue Gas - (Cancelled)

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This project aims to select the most appropriate technology for reductions of sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions from high-sulfur Indian coals. The project aims to facilitate Partner countries use of high-sulfur coal while reducing SOx emissions by deploying various flue gas desulphurization technologies. Participants will visit utilities in Japan and the United States to study operational experience associated with sulfur dioxide removal efficiencies, economic factors, and other aspects related to SOx technology markets.  India, Japan and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 10. Risk Evaluation and Prioritization for Maintenance and Renovation and Moderation of Power Plants

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The goal of this project is to study the best practices of Risk Evaluation and Prioritization (REAP) in power plant utilities in Partner countries and acquire information on prior experience associated with execution relevant to Indian utilities. The project will highlight power plant equipment integration and analyze reasons behind failed power generation, which could be due to equipment, location, operational parameters, and constructional features. The United States and other Partners will assist in evaluating solutions and prioritizing them based on cost, down time cost, frequency of occurrence of such failure, and reduced force outages. This project will promote power plant modernization in India and other Partner countries.  Australia, India and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 11. Life Extension and Remaining Life Assessment of Power Plants

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This project, led by India and Australia, Japan, and the United States, aims to evaluate and analyze the best practices and technology of remaining life assessment of power plants in Partner countries. Partners will compile information on best practices and provide necessary implementation directions as they relate to power plants in India. Project performance will be measured by the recapture of lost capacity at minimum cost and operating the plant near to its design efficiency.  Australia, India and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 12. Site Visit of Energy Conservation and Environment Protection Technology - Application of Plasma Ignition Technology in Power Generation

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In this activity, China will host a series of site visits to demonstrate plasma ignition technology, which can directly ignite pulverized coal, thereby replacing fuel oil and ensuring ignition and stable combustion for pulverized-coal boilers in an energy-efficient manner, to share its experiences with participating Partner countries.  Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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Project 13. Generator Transformer Programs (Inspection Procedures, Diagnostic Tool and Maintenance)

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As energy consumption increases in Partner countries it is important that generator transformer reliability and availability improve to meet those needs. India, in association with Japan and the United States will share information on design improvements, manufacturing techniques, state-of-the-art on-line condition monitoring, repair, testing, and failure diagnostic tools to improve generator transformer reliability in Partner countries.  India and the United States are participating Partners in this Project.

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* Flagship Projects