Tangedco is set to replace all old thermal units in the state with new super critical units at an estimated 40,000 crore. The new thermal units, which will have a combined capacity of 5,700MW, will come up in the next five years.
India is adding the least amount of coal-fired power in more than a decade as tepid demand from indebted state retailers fails to utilize the nation’s existing generation capacity.
Power companies have been topping their supplies from Coal India in the four months to end of November with purchases through eauctions, imports and captive mines, data from the Central Electricity Authority shows.
Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power has approached the Delhi High Court seeking early allocation of coal to its power plant in Maharashtra.
The country can save up to Rs 54,000 crore in power costs and reduce air pollution by replacing expensive coal plants with renewables, according to a new analysis by GreenpeaceIndia.
The first half of this financial year saw a jump in electricity demand led by states such as Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana, shows data from the Central Electricity Authority.
As power plants across the country complain about a coal shortage, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has overhauled the methodology to calculate coal stocks and the level at which a plant can be declared critical.
PowerGrid Corporation of India is planning to bid for transmission packages in Brazil on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis by December-end, as the company looks for opportunities abroad on account of poor thermal power generation activity within the country in the last couple of years.
State-owned miner Coal India missed its production target for the period April-October by 5 per cent and sales target by 3 per cent despite power companies complaining about non-availability of adequate coal.
A looming power shortage may dampen Diwali celebrations for lakhs of families as twenty thermal power plants across the country are running at super critical levels and another seven in critical stage due to an acute shortage of coal.