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THERMAL POWER PLANTS NEWS

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.

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

To ease supply strain on coal stocks, Railways to boost rakes

April 23, 2022 6:21 am

A government official told The Indian Express that Railways will increase the number of rakes for transporting coal to powerhouses to 415 per day from about 380 in the first half of April, after a review meeting by the Ministers of Home, Power, Railways, and Coal.

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.

Demand soaring: ‘Tolling’ on the table as imported coal prices heat up

April 12, 2022 1:13 am

On April 7, the electricity shortage rose to 80.1 million units, with the country being short of 6,124 MW of generation capacity during peak demand.

Over 20k metric tonnes of biomass used in seven NCR thermal plants

March 14, 2022 6:21 am

Using paddy straw in power plants is one way of minimising burning of stubble.

Russia-Ukraine crisis to further hamper coal supply to CPPs, industries: ICPPA

February 25, 2022 4:32 pm

According to the Indian Captive Power Producers Association (ICPPA), amid rising energy prices globally, electricity producers will pressurise the government for more domestic coal to fulfill their demand and this will adversely affect fuel supply to the non-power sector.

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.

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