Rise in power demand leads to coal shortage

Rise in power demand leads to coal shortage

The coal shortage in the country looks far from resolved as absolute coal stock levels have fallen to 11.8mn tonnes, the lowest level seen in CY18. This is a sharp fall from 14.7mn tonnes that was seen at the end of August 2018.

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