State Power Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said that national capital is likely to face a power crisis as the coal reserves with the Dadri I and II power stations has decreased. In a letter to Union Power Minister RK Singh, Jain said that the declared capacity of the power station has come down to 934mw from 1,696mw.
Essar Oil & Gas Exploration and Production (EOGEPL), India’s largest coal-bed methane (CBM) producer, is under the government’s scanner for allegedly drawing gas outside its licensed area at Raniganj in West Bengal.
Economic Times reported that in view of the continuing disputes between Coal India and power consumers over loss of quality of coal during transport, the coal ministry has reiterated that once coal in loaded on rakes the miner’s responsibility on the quality of coal ends.
The problem of a coal supply mismatch is going to continue in the near term, according to Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and Renewable Energy, RK Singh.
Indian Railway officials on Thursday clarified that rakes of coal in Delhi are not a problem and there is no shortage of the same. Quoting a Central Electricity Authority (CEA) report, the officials said that the supply of rakes was well in balance with the requirement in the plants supplying power to the national capital.
Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal has assured government cooperation Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal has assured the Centre’s cooperation to Singareni Collieries Company Ltd
State-owned Coal India’s output increased by 105 million tonnes (MT) in the last four years to reach 567 MT in 2017-18, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said today.
The shortage of domestic coal in the face of high demand from its thermal power plants has forced the State government to import it since October last year.
Loading of coal increased by 18.7 per cent during April-May to 431.5 rakes, Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Wednesday. Addressing a conference, he said: “Currently, April-May coal loading has increased by 18.7 per cent. Loading has increased from 363 rakes earlier to about 431.5 rakes in April-May 2018.”
Govt’s Order On Priority Coal Supply To Power Plants May Hit Non-power Sectors Like Cement, Aluminium & Steel Industries
The government’s decision to prioritise coal supply to power plants will greatly hurt other industries dependent on coal such as cement and aluminium, according to industry players who had written to Railways and Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to voice their grievances.