Coal shortage shuts 8,580 MW generation capacity

Coal shortage shuts 8,580 MW generation capacity

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

Govt Takes Steps To Boost Coal Supplies To Power Plants

Govt Takes Steps To Boost Coal Supplies To Power Plants

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.