Coal shortage: Rajpura power plant stares at shutdown

Coal shortage: Rajpura power plant stares at shutdown

With the paddy season round the corner when the demand for electricity soars, a power crisis is looming in Punjab as the Rajpura thermal plant is likely to suspend operations of its 700 megawatt unit due to coal shortage after having shut the other unit of same capacity.

Captive Power Producers Say Facing ‘Severe Coal Shortage’

Captive Power Producers Say Facing ‘Severe Coal Shortage’

Power industry body ICPPA, whose members include players from key sectors such as steel and aluminium, has urged the government to ensure coal availability, saying most captive power producers (CPPs) are facing severe shortage of the fuel which may lead to closure of plants.