The TSTransco is losing crores due to delay in submission of a report by the high-level panel constituted by the Central government to go into the power sharing dispute between AP and TS.
Increased renewable capacity in post-Fukushima disaster will see Japanese thermal power generation decline to 40 per cent below 2015 levels by 2030, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.
In the last two and half years, Indian power sector has undergone a visible transformation across its complex value chain.
As India continues to rely on conventional sources of energy, with thermal power contributing a major proportion of all the electricity produced in the country, acute shortage of water around power plants appears to be having an impact on the power output with India losing about 5,870 million units of generation due to the non-availability of water till February in this financial year.
The capacity utilization of thermal power plants has been in the red for the last several years. From a peak of 79 per cent in 2007-08, it fell to 75 per cent in 2010-11 due to the twin reasons of faster capacity addition and stressed coal availability. It now stands at less than 60 per cent despite availability of coal.
India’s ageing thermal power plants could mean good times for companies in the dismantling business. About half of the country’s thermal power plants—which collectively account for almost 30% of total installed capacity—are over 25 years old, and a large number of them are fast approaching 40, which is considered the end of their useful life span. Beyond this they will necessarily need to be scrapped, opening up a market for effective disposal of these plants
At last count, 17 under-construction thermal power projects aggregating to a capacity of 18,420 megawatts (MW) were reported as stalled due to financial problems of the developers.
Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said the Environment Ministry is on board to consider extension of December 2017 deadline for coal-based thermal power plants to meet stricter emission norms.
Coal India (CIL)’s supply to the power sector has dropped by 3.6 percent during the period between April and December 2016.
The SC-mandated EPCA on Friday enforced pollution control measures in the capital for the “very poor” and “moderate to poor” categories under the Centre’s graded response action plan.