About The Course

Fuel is one of the most critical items for industries like Thermal Power Plant, Cement etc where major portion of energy budget is being spent in procuring them. For example, a cement plant of 1.60 MTPA clinker production capacity, spends around US$ 14 million in a year to buy different types & grades of solid fuels. Similarly a 240 MW thermal power plant needs to buy coal of worth US$ 55 million in a year when operating under usual PLF. Hence plant should count every penny it spends for procurement of such fuels. There are several areas of losses against which plant must guard themselves – fuel properties, impurities, transportation loss, storage & handling loss, measurement error, reporting error etc.   Therefore it is very much important to make judicious purchase decision and track the complete fuel path from mines to the boiler or kiln.

Learning Outcomes

The course enables the participants to make effective buying decisions of fuel and make complete accounting regarding fuel utilization.  After the training, the participants will learn the followings-

  • Coal as a fuel- broad characteristics & definition of important parameters
  • Alternative solid fuels to coal
  • Fuel evaluation technique
  • Costing of fuel- relevant methodologies
  • Important clauses which must be incorporated in fuel purchase agreement
  • Methodology to compensate against downgraded fuel supply
  • Methodology to compensate against short supply
  • Reconciliation of stock (material balance)
  • Reconciliation of final payment to the vendor/ supplier

Who Should Attend

  • People from Contracts or Purchase departments
  • People from Store and Materials Management division
  • People from “Fuel Cell” or “Energy Cell”
  • People from Internal Audit department

Course Faculty - Avijit Choudhury

Energy Professional with 25 years of industrial experience in various streams like operation, technical services, projects and contracts. Last 10 years exclusively working on “Energy Audit”, “Energy Services” & “Energy Management System” (EnMS)

BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power) Accredited Energy Auditor & Lead Auditor for EnMS (ISO-50001)
Trainer & Implementation Consultant for “Energy Management System”- providing end to end solution.
Specialized for critical industry like – power, fertilizer, cement, sponge iron, ferro-alloy, chemicals, textile etc.

Topics Covered

Basics of Fuel Management

Selection of various grades of coal

Fuel Trajectory

Compensation Clauses for quality (fuel property

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan