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.
Having generated electricity for 43 years to meet the power demand of Punjab, the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant Bathinda today generated its last unit at 8:39 am before being shut down forever.
India’s Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is debating how and whether to introduce a mandate for solar and wind projects above a certain size to be coupled with energy storage.
Indian solar power producer Azure Power Global Ltd (NYSE:AZRE) said on Friday it has brought online the final phase of a 50-MW solar park in Uttar Pradesh.
Indian power utilities imported around 23.2 million mt of thermal coal over April-August, down 20% year on year, according to latest Central Electricity Authority data seen by S&P Global Platts Wednesday.
Solar power plants in India had a combined output of 5.5 billion kWh in the second quarter, marking an 87% year-on-year increase, data by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) shows.
With the Centre’s push for electricity for all, power financing firm Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) sees major growth coming from renewable energy, transmission, distribution, smart grid and turnkey projects overseas through subsidiaries.
India’s largest power generation company, NTPC is shifting its focus to renewable energy and going slow on coal-fired generation capacity addition to bring its business plan in line with the government’s priority to fight climate change.
Indian power companies are seeking billions of dollars of federal funding to retrofit coal-fired plants to cut emissions, saying hefty tariff increases would otherwise be needed to pay for the technology, according to internal documents.
Data on different sources of coal and its quality to be offered under the Shakti scheme for the reverse auction for private generators