High Efficiency Low Emissions Task Group (HELE)

High Efficiency Low Emissions Task Group (HELE)

The High Efficiency Low Emissions Task Group (HELE) is a work stream dedicated to supporting energy efficiency improvements in conventional electricity generation. It addresses the potential of HELE technologies to lower emissions and contribute to a low carbon future. The task group focuses on understanding and disseminating HELE technologies and developing and promoting best practices in operations and maintenance. Read more

Membership

Lead member(s): Japan.

Participants: Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa and Turkey.

High Efficiency Low Emissions Task Group (HELE)

Recent developments

Current activities

Increasing public awareness of how HELE technologies can support the low-carbon energy transition and reduce GHG emissions is critical, particularly in countries that seek to use large coal resources. Participants representing diverse countries and international organisations examined this challenge at the most recent HELE Task Group meeting (Tokyo, Japan / Sept 2018).

Topics included:

  • Updates on coal-related energy policies and the position of coal in the energy mix plans of different countries.
  • Briefings on outcomes of the 27th Clean Coal Day International Symposium held in Japan, followed by the exchange of opinions among members on the role of HELE technologies.
  • Discussion on next steps of the HELE Task Group, with agreement to develop a short policy report.

Achievements

Since its creation in 2009, HELE has:

  • Organised a technical tour of the Isogo Thermal Power Plant in Yokohama, Japan, with the IEA Working Party on Fossil Fuels in 2017;
  • Organised a workshop on facilitating HELE technologies in Tokyo, followed by a site visit to 2 thermal power plants in Isogo and Yokohama, Japan, in 2016; and
  • Organised two workshops in May and July 2015 in Turkey, which focused on clean coal technology and the barriers to deployment.

Related publications

Supporting energy efficiency progress in major economies. Annual report 2017

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IPEEC-G20 report: Advancing energy efficiency in G20 economies

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HELE AR Split

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