Tough times beckon for power plants set up in coastal areas and running on imported fuel, with the price of Indonesian coal shooting up on increased Chinese imports.
The Union power ministry’s policy for auction of long-term coal linkages can prove a real game-changer in the Indian electricity sector if state-owned utilities make use of it to harness private sector’s efficiency in generation.
State-owned NTPC has sought the advise of consultancy arm of Coal India, CMPDIL, to surrender its two coal blocks as the mines were discovered to be economically and technically unviable.
Vedanta Group’s Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) is on its way to becoming a fully underground mining company by early next financial year even as it expands its zinc production capacity to 1.2 million tonne (mt) from the current level of nearly 1 mt.
CCL is one of the seven subsidiaries of Coal India Ltd.
Central Coalfields (CCL) has secured green nod for its R 1,538 crore-integrated mining and coal washery project at Konar.
As the development of a mine gets stuck due to delays in obtaining a string of approvals, miners have asked for making the process hassle free at the stage of auctions.
Odisha may have a revenue bonanza in excess of Rs 25,000 crore in the current fiscal thanks to the Supreme Court order on illegal mining in the state.
Coal will continue to have a prime place in India’s total energy mix for the next many years but data shows that the country’s coal boom may have been over a couple of years ago, much earlier than expected.
Team EnergyInfraPost Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal on Thursday informed the Parliament about SHAKTI –the Scheme for Harnessing the and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India. Issued on May 22, 2017, SHAKTI is the policy on On Transparent Coal Allocations detailing “Signing of Fuel […]
coal imports has been declining over the last three years. During 2014-15 India imported 217.78 million tonnes of coal which declined to 203.95 million tonnes in 2015-16 and further to 190.95 million tonnes in 2016-17.
The trend of fall in import of coal continued unabated in 2017-18 and during April-June 2017-18, 52.74 million tonnes of coal was imported against 57.38 million tonnes in the corresponding previous period registering a 8.1% fall, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said citing figures of the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics.