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Green push: Gencos can sell renewable power to discoms under thermal deals

November 17, 2021 1:21 am

The revised guidelines allow thermal generation companies “to set up renewable energy generation capacity either by themselves (or) through developers by open bids,” and supply power to consumers under existing PPAs, according to the government release.

Thermal power plants in Tamil Nadu emit more toxic gases than permissible: Study

October 27, 2021 2:12 pm

The high levels of toxic gases being emitted by the thermal power plants have caused an irreparable damage to the environment, the study said.

PowerMin allows utilities to import 10% coal to ease supply issues

October 13, 2021 8:06 am

India’s coal fired power plants are facing severe shortage, with an average of just 4 days of inventory against a recommended level of 15-30 days, due to a sharp uptick in power demand and supply side issues caused by monsoon rains.

Clear dues to coal cos: Govt to four states with low stock, high thermal capacities

October 12, 2021 7:37 am

The outstanding dues of the Maharashtra state utility to Coal India were Rs 3,176.1 crore at the end of FY21, while the dues of Uttar Pradesh utility were Rs 2743.1 crore. Dues of the Tamil Nadu state utility were Rs 1,281.7 crore, and that of the Rajasthan state utility were Rs 774 crore.

Coal demand rises as supplies fail to keep up. Though the mismatch is easing, larger challenges in power sector remain

October 12, 2021 9:25 am

On its part, the Centre has, reportedly, sought to rework the norms for supply and storage of coal at power plants. Though this may help at the margins, the larger issues that ail the power sector in India linger on.

Railways braces to transport coal to power plants round the clock

October 12, 2021 7:44 am

Instructions have gone out to the principal chief operations managers of all zonal railways to man operations control rooms round the clock and produce hourly bulletins for the ministry and the general managers.

Amid coal supply shortfall, Ministry clears generators to sell unrequisitioned power

October 10, 2021 8:04 am

The country’s thermal power plants are currently facing a severe coal shortage, with a majority of the thermal stations having an average of four days of coal stock against a normative requirement to hold 15-30 days of coal stock based on the distance of the plant from the source of coal.

To cut coal, thermal plants told to use paddy straw pellets too

September 23, 2021 10:42 am

In its latest direction on September 17, the Commission for Air Quality Management asked them “to initiate immediate steps to co-fire biomass-based pellets, torrefied pellets/briquettes (with focus on paddy straw) with coal (up to 5-10%) in the power plants through a continuous and uninterrupted supply chain”.

Delhi govt petitions SC for closure of 10 'outdated' thermal power plants

June 03, 2021 6:27 pm

A statement from environment minister Gopal Rai’s office said these 10 coal-fired thermal power plants in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are contributing significantly to air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.

Punjab’s big plan for plant land: a pharma park, if Centre grants nod

June 24, 2020 1:45 pm

The Finance Minister said that if a pharmaceutical park comes up in Bathinda, it will be a win-win situation for the area.