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.
Solar power tariffs in India have fallen to a new record low of Rs 2.44 per unit in the just concluded bidding for Bhadla Phase-III Solar Park in Rajasthan, power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal said.
"Another milestone towards PM @narendramodi's vision of clean affordable power for all: Bhadla Solar Park achieves tariff of Rs. 2.62/unit", tweeted Piyush Goyal, Union minister of state for power, RE, coal and mines.
A record of sorts was created on Tuesday when solar power tariffs fell to Rs 2.63 a unit at the state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) auction of Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan.
Speaking to EnergyInfraPost.com, MD, EESL, Saurabh Kumar confirmed the move and said the announcement will be made by the minister in London during his visit this week.
Union Minister of State For Power, Renewable Energy, Coal and Mines, Piyush Goyal will visit London this week and make a major announcement on the plans of state-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) to invest £100 million in UK over the next three years.
From being a coal based generation company, today NTPC is generating power from all sources be it solar, wind, gas or hydro.
Mr Gurdeep Singh leads India’s largest power generation company, NTPC Ltd as its chairman and managing director. Just few days back, NTPC achieved a significant benchmark of becoming a 50,000 mega watt company. In an exclusive interview (his first after the landmark achievement of NTPC becoming a 50,000 mw plus company) to the Founder and Editor of EnergyInfraPost.com, Anupama Airy, Mr Singh spoke in detail about the company’s achievements so far and the plans ahead.
NTPC to replace polluting units with new ones which are highly efficient.
State-owned NTPC Ltd has decided to close down roughly 11,000 MW of old thermal plants which are polluting and causing distress in the local areas also and not good for the country, union minister of state for power, RE, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal said on Monday.
Multi stakeholder Partnerships are key to achieve a Secured and Sustainable Energy Future for Generations to come, Piyush Goyal chairs a Ministerial Session with International Energy Ministers at Petrotech-2016
Union minister of state for power, renewable energy, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal is optimistic on the revival of stranded gas based power projects in India on the back of new partnerships formed with energy rich nations at Petrotech 2016.