Definition Sheet


Today's competitive energy market and environmental concerns require operators to improve efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maximize the useful life of their conventional thermal power plants while minimizing both operating costs and capital investments.

The objective of the Thermal Generation Interest Group (TGIG) is to bring together participants from thermal generation and related industries to identify immediate design, operational, and maintenance issues, and to monitor and develop emerging thermal technologies.

Through collaboration on specific projects, the group delivers cost effective technological and asset management solutions to meet today's industry needs. The program is designed to assist owners and operators of thermal electric-generating units in their efforts to:

Topics and Issues:

  • Improve environmental performance
  • Lower capital and operations costs
  • Extend equipment life
  • Improve efficiency
  • Increase reliability and reduce outage times for equipment repair and maintenance
  • Improve safety
  • Improve risk based asset management decision making
  • Improve performance evaluation and benchmarking techniques
Program Services
  • Networking & Information Sharing

    • Annual face-to-face Business Meetings with webinar call-in options
    • 4-5 conference calls and learning webinars
    • Access to a network of ~1,000 electrical utility peers from around the world
  • Industry Benchmarking

    • Requests for Information where your questions or concerns are circulated to other group
      participants with rapid-fire response rates
    • Internal benchmarking surveys for state-of-the-industry intelligence
  • Collaborative Technical Projects

    • The flexibility to support only those projects which are relevant to your organization, meaning you know exactly, where your research dollars are going
    • Supported by CEATI management, participating utilities and consultants work together across all phases of a project’s life-cycle, ensuring your organization receives practical, high-quality deliverables
  • Unparalleled Return on Investment

    • Ability to split project funding costs with other organizations, resulting in highly-leveraged funding opportunities
    • Reduced pricing on published reports, training courses, and industry-open conferences
Project Portfolio

Webinar Library

SOIG/TGIG GHGWG Webinar - “The FUTURE Act and the 45Q Tax Credit" & “National Carbon Capture and Center"
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2018
Fast & Flexible Working Group Q2 call/webinar
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2018
SOIG/TGIG GHGWG - Assessment of Leading Approaches for Carbon Capture and Utilization with a Focus on Dry Reforming
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2017 - November -0001
Why the need for energy storage and what options for energy storage are available today?
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2016
Environmental Controls Working Group: Utility Experiences with Mercury Capture Technology
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
December 2014
Environmental Controls Working Group: Amended Silicates as a Non-Carbon Reagent for Hg Removal from Flue Gases While Reducing Fly Ash Resistivity
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2014
Hydro Optic Disinfection (HOD) Technology: A Unique Science for Macro & Micro Bio Fouling Control
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
March 2014
Pulverizers Working Group: Issues Affecting Under Bowl DP
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2013
Finding Practical and Cost Effective Options for CO2 Capture in Electric Power Plants
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2013
Pulverizers Working Group
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
February 2013
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
December 2012
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2012
Upcoming Events
TGIG Fall 2018 General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
November 2018