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Jain: Coal scarcity in country created for somebody’s benefit

May 13, 2022 7:13 am

The Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) signed a partnership last week with RMI India to develop a new solar policy. DDC Vice-Chairman Jasmine Shah said the new policy is likely to be ready by June, and that a lot has changed since the previous one was introduced in 2016.

At thermal power plants running on imported coal, govt orders full capacity

May 07, 2022 1:43 am

The order noted that about 7,600 MW of the 17,600 MW of imported coal-based thermal power capacity in the country was not operating as states have not been able to reach agreements with thermal plants on the pass-through of the higher price of imported coal.

At 3,850 MW, Mumbai registers record power demand, up by 10%

May 01, 2022 7:21 am

Power expert Ashok Pendse said, “On Friday, Mumbai required 3,850 MW and 2,100 MW was bought from outside sources. The amount of energy that can be transferred from transfer lines is limited. We can maximum bring 4,200 MW and then resort to powercuts.”

Power shortage: Railways cancels 753 trips to prioritise coal delivery

April 30, 2022 7:45 am

A total of 713 trips of the South East Central Railway (SECR) have been cancelled till May 25 while 40 trips of the Northern Railways (NR) have been cancelled till May 8.

How to shock-proof India’s power sector

April 29, 2022 10:39 pm

Shalu Agrawal and Karthik Ganesan write: The efficiency of thermal plants must be increased and regulators empowered to bring down losses

Delhi power crisis could mean power cuts in hospitals, Metro: Govt

April 29, 2022 1:37 pm

Delhi power crisis: Satyendar Jain wrote to the Centre, requesting it to ensure adequate coal availability to power plants that supply electricity to the national capital. He also held a meeting with department officials to assess the situation.

State of the power crunch

April 28, 2022 7:59 am

From the heat wave to depleted capacity, and technical snags to coal shortage, states are facing multiple problems in meeting increased demand for power. A look at the situation in some:

Measures to ease supply-side constraints will only address immediate stress. Larger issues in distribution segment remain

April 23, 2022 9:12 am

Power demand is rising as the economic recovery from the lows of the pandemic gathers momentum. Demand is only likely to rise further as the country heads into peak summer season, deepening the existing mismatch.

Demand heat triggers outages: Low coal stocks disrupt supply

April 22, 2022 7:24 am

Power demand is expected to rise further as  the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted normal to above normal maximum temperatures this summer.

Stretched supply chains likely to weigh on coal stocks till Apr-end

April 16, 2022 1:57 am

Low coal inventories at thermal power plants have already led to load shedding in a number of states, including Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.