IGEF Subgroup I Meeting on Flexibilisation of Thermal Power Plants

On 13 August 2020, the IGEF Subgroup I met under the headline "Flexibilisation of Thermal Power Plants" to discuss the adaptation of thermal generation assets to fluctuating Renewable Energies. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Falken-Grosser, Head of Bilateral Cooperation at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Government of Germany and Shri Vivek Kumar Dewangan, Joint Secretary for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India. Among others, representatives of German and Indian power plant operators, power plant associations such as VGB PowerTech e.V. and the Indian Excellence Enhancement Centre as well as the Indian power planning authority Central Electricity Authority (CEA) took part. In addition to the flexibilisation of thermal power plants, the topic of hydrogen was also on the agenda. Dr. Simon Koesler (BMWi) informed the Indian side accordingly about the current status of the German hydrogen strategy.