Over twelve months after Union Power Minister R K Singh asked the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) to develop norms regarding “establishment costs” of power distribution companies (discoms), the CEA
Solar power generation in India has increased substantially over the past few years. However, there was a decline in solar power generation rate quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) due to seasonal changes. This is similar to the trend last year.
Coal shortage is becoming severe as power plants with generation capacity of 16,000 MW are currently facing coal shortage while plants with the capacity of 30,000 MW are not being able to access coal as they do not have power purchase agreements.
As much as 8,580 MW of coal-based power generation capacity is under outage due to shortage of fuel across the country. According to the latest report of the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) operation performance monitoring division, 1,740 MW capacity was offline in West Bengal
As many as 32 power plants out of 114 in India have coal stockpiles that will last for seven days or less, a situation not seen in several months, as generating stations unexpectedly stepped up capacity utilisation following a rise in demand for electricity.
His ministry aims to release a set of guidelines for power distribution companies (or discoms) and EV charging service providers by the end of March 2018, Singh said at an event in New Delhi on March 07.
At a time when the Central government is battling the problem of low coal stocks in over 50 power plants in the country, a study by Coal India Ltd (CIL) has listed out the headwinds impacting the coal sector.
In order to boost coal supplies to power plants, the government has decided on various steps including the use of dedicated rail transportation and setting up of power projects only within 500 km from coal mines, sources said.