New study into the cost and benefits of installing pollution control equipment in India’s thermal power plants has estimated the bill that the sector will be plastered with at ₹3.91-3.96 lakh crore till 2030.
With the cost of imported coal touching a six-year high and rupee weakening against the US dollar, power generation companies are witnessing a crisis of sorts, with Essar group shutting down its 1,200-megawatt (MW) power project and the Adani group utilising only part of its installed capacity in Mundra, Gujarat.
Delaying implementation of emission norms for thermal power plants could mean massive health and air pollution costs, a new report has said.
Union Minister Mahesh Sharma today said that a power plant will be built to meet the electricity demands of Gautam Budh Nagar district and the region.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported today, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks.
Construction work for Bangladesh’s second nuclear power plant will start soon with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) granting licence to the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, said ASE Group of Companies, a part of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corp (Rosatom).
Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited has spent Rs 800 crore on thermal power plants for repairs alone. Experts say that usually thermal plants are to decommissioned in 25 years.
The 44-km long Tori-Shivpur Railway Line facilitates coal transportation from Central Coalfields Limited’s open cast mines Amrapali and Magadh in Jharkhand’s Latehar and Chatra districts respectively. State miner Coal India’s output and shipments jumped to seasonal records in June, buoyed by summer demand from power stations, the company’s biggest customers.
Five units of 1,500 MW Suratgarh Thermal Power Station (STPS) in Rajasthan are shut due to weak electricity demand in the state, a plant official said.
French utility EDF and GE will jointly build six reactors for the Jaitapur nuclear power plants in Maharashtra, envisioned as the world’s largest nuclear power plant with a cumulative capacity of 9,900 megawatts of electricity.