a. Operator Training Programs
Cogen India along with MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Ltd. successfully organized Operator Training Programs (OTPs) in the States of Maharashtra & Uttarakhand during December, 2015 – March, 2016. Total 90 operators from 9 sugar factories were trained at 5 select host sugar mills with existing cogen power plants from Solapur district in Maharashtra; whereas total 83 operators from 3 sugar factories were trained at 3 select host sugar mills with existing cogen power plants in Uttarakhand.
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The 6 week intensive training program focused on key areas of cogen power plant (boiler, turbine, water treatment, electrical distribution / evacuation & distributed control system (DCS), hygiene & safety, etc) was designed to inculcate required skills amongst the participating operators, so that they can be very effective at their respective work places.
Similar kind of OTP was also organized during F. Y. 2014-15 at 6 select cogen power plants at sugar mills in the State of Maharashtra. Total 72 trainee operators from 13 existing or proposed cogen power plants, participated in this training program.
These OTPs have helped increase the confidence level & ability of the operators to handle machinery / equipment more skillfully & has also enhanced their knowledge of operators in depth.


b. ‘Industrial Cogeneration India’ Newsletter next volumes to be published till January 2018
 
c. Regulatory issues :
Cogen India with its sustained efforts and strong representation, has secured an upward revision in the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) tariff, which has resulted into a Conducive MERC tariff order, Rs. 4.79/ kwh in 2010-2012, Rs. 5.81 / kwh in 2012-2014 & now Rs. 6.70 / kwh in 2016-2017.
 

Based on the response & feedback received on the OTPs, now, Cogen India plans to organize need based  training programs in specific skill areas essential for sugar factory / cogen power plant operators & management / engineering staff.
  SIX days Training Program for Commissioned / Under implementation Cogen Power Plant
  FOUR Days Training Program for Sugar Production & Processing Division

 
Proceeding Document Available 
 
  March 2014