The National Green Tribunal has formed a committee to assess and suggest compensation from thermal power stations operating in Singrauli and Sonbhadra districts in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh for causing air and water pollution.
Utilisation levels of private thermal power generators — already distressed due to lack of adequate demand and coal supply issues — continued to remain under 60% in April-January even as thermal, nuclear and hydro power plants across the country generated 1,050.3 billion units
Riding on spike in electricity demand, the central sector thermal power producers made steady gains in their Plant Load Factor (PLF), operating at higher load than the state owned generation utilities and the private Independent Power Producers (IPPs).
The recent decision of the ministry of power to procure 2.5 GW from operational coal- based power projects through reverse auction will give some relief to the already stressed thermal assets, a report said.
High spot energy prices are unlikely to sustain in the medium terms as unutilised thermal power capacity and a spike in generation from renewable sources will weigh on.
The environment ministry has issued a wide range of directions for safeguarding the health of those who live near or work at a thermal power plant. Through an official notification on November 19, the ministry made it mandatory for all new thermal power plants
To decrease the downtime and improve life of thermal power plant boilers, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar has developed a coating composition that is resistant to both erosion and corrosion.
India on Saturday announced that it would extend a $310 million loan to Zimbabwe to finance a rehabilitation project for a thermal power plant that would entail upgrading the station and extending its lifespan.
Power generation companies ended the September quarter on a mixed note, with tight fuel supplies and a spike in prices in the spot electricity market. Total generation increased 4.4%, less than the 5.3% rise witnessed in the year-ago quarter.
TANGEDCO has written to the Union Environment Ministry seeking to amend the environment clearance granted to the 2×800 MW Upper thermal power station in order to cut down legal options for protesting groups.