Heavy rains in the coal belt of Odisha and the closure of the Bharatpur open cast mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) from which Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) procures a huge chunk of the fuel for its thermal power plants, left Dr. Narla Tatarao Thermal Power Station (NTTPS) near Vijayawada
The Edamon-Kochi 400 kV transmission line has turned out to be a big boost to the State power sector. With the completion of the Edamon-Kochi power highway, power can be transmitted to Kerala from any part of India through the 400 kV network.
By January 2020, pretty much all kind of waste generated at Bhubaneswar’s railway station, carriage and coaching depot will be converted into light diesel oil that can be used in furnaces and gas that can be used to keep the waste-to-energy plant running.
NHPC has signed an MoU with the Himachal Pradesh government for the execution of 449 MW Dugar HE Project in Chamba district. The agreement was signed by Balraj Joshi, CMD, NHPC, and Principal Secretary (Energy), Himachal Pradesh, in the presence of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy requested Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao to increase coal supply to Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) from Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) to help in tiding over the crisis arising from the dwindling stocks of coal at generating stations.
One week after it was announced with considerable fanfare at the start of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, several loose ends are yet to be tied up in the $2.5 billion (₹17,668 crore) investment planned by Indian PSU Petronet in American LNG company Tellurian.
The uninterrupted 24×7 free power supply to the agriculture sector being implemented by the Telangana government since January 1, 2018, is likely to adversely affect the financial position of the two power distribution companies (discoms) further, the Comptroller and Auditor General report on State’s accounts for 2017-18 has observed.
As part of the efforts to increase coal production at its mines to about 100 million tonnes from the present 68 million tonnes over the next seven years, Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) has decided to take the help of Australian firms specialising in the area.
KPMG analysis shows the market size of coal contract mining likely to grow four-fold by 2030 from FY’2018
Is coal sector only about mining and companies, primarily Coal India or the flavour of the season commercial coal mining? Not really. Coal mining also has contractors, who shoulder disproportionate volumes of activities on the ground. The number of large players in this segment is around 10-15. But, limited attention is given to them in the coal mining market.
The All-India thermal plant load factor (PLF) fell to 51% in August 2019 (August 2018: 55.5%), due to decrease in central, state and private sector PLF by 700bp, 70bp and 80bp, respectively.