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CERC debates on tariff structure for thermal power plants 27.5.2018 General News
In view of decreasing PLF of the thermal generating stations, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is relooking the current two-part tariff structure and seeking feed back from stakeholders to replace it with a three-part tariff structure. This in turn could encourage signing of long term PPAs by the state owned power distribution companies as it may decrease some of the stress in the power sector for units unable to complete the project or remain idle due to lack of long term power demand agreements, an utility company official told PTI. Due to low demand, coal based power plants are running at a PLF of around 60 per cent. PLF in 2017-18 was 59.68 down from 77.5 per cent in 2009-10, while the government forecasts the same to go lower to 56.50 by FY22'. Consequently, the states have not been coming forward for long term power purchase to avoid fixed cost liability and they have been resorting to short term power purchase to meet their demand, the CERC ...
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India's coal import declines 9% to 17.32 mn tonnes in April 27.5.2018 General News
India's coal import fell by 9 per cent to 17.32 million tonnes (MT) in April on the back of ample supply of dry fuel from domestic sources. "Coal import (all types of coal) in April 2018 stood at 17.32 MT (provisional), about 9 per cent lower than 19.08 MT recorded for April 2017," mjunction services, a joint venture between Tata Steel and SAIL, said in a statement. Import demand from thermal power plants remained low due to ample supply from domestic sources, mjunction CEO Vinaya Varma said while commenting on the coal import trend. "In the met coal market, buyers were tentative in view of the high volatility in prices. Also, pet coke demand was low as the users have been switching to US coal to avoid pollution issues," Varma said. Of the 17.32 MT dry fuel imported, the import of non-coking coal was 12.3 MT, followed by coking coal at 3.5 MT, among others. The lower volume of coal and coke imports in April could be attributed to a fall in non-coking coal and pet coke imports during ..
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CIL, Railways rush coal to Dadri, Badarpur power plants 27.5.2018 General News
With coal stock of some power stations in the national capital region falling to an alarming level, Coal India and Railways are rushing coal supplies to Dadri and Badarpur power plants of the NTPC. A Coal India statement issued tonight said against the linked requirement of seven rakes to these plants, movement of at least 10 rakes are planned to avert the crisis. The problem started as the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) was forced to commence generation from these two plants all of a sudden with rise in power demand due to heat wave conditions in the country. The government has also instructed the CIL, Singareni Collieries Co Ltd and Railway to attach top most priority in allocation of rakes for coal movement to power plants till such time the demand from coal-based thermal power plants gets stabilised with the onset of monsoon and increase in hydel and wind power. These two power stations cater to major share of the power demands of Delhi and NCR. Based on the demand for .
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How copper came a cropper 27.5.2018 Hindu: Home
An industrial unit becomes the focal point of agitations in Thoothukudi against pollution. The May 22 agitation and firing on anti-Sterlite protesters will go down in Tamil Nadu’s history as one of the most violent incidents of people-government interface
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SCCL set to kickstart Coal Corridor 26.5.2018 Hindu: Home
An industrial estate for Singareni ancillary units is coming up at Powerhouse Colony in Godavarikhani
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Power capacity addition slowest in FY18, renewables contribute 69% 26.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Continuing coal crunch due to insufficient railway rakes has throttled power capacity addition in thermal power
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'UNEP happy to recognise CIAL as world's 1st fully solar 26.5.2018 General News
The United Nations Environment Programme is happy to recognise Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) as the world's first fully solar energy-powered airport, its global chief Erik Solheim said today. "We are very happy to do it," he said when asked whether UNEP was ready to recognise CIAL as the world's first solar powered airport. "I really want to go around the world and speak about the success story (of CIAL)," the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme said. "If an airport in Kerala can run on solar power, why can't we do that in terminals in other countries?" he asked. He hailed the airport, through which more than 10 million people travel each year, for making considerable monetary savings through its solar power plants. The power plant is accompanied by a solar farm, with vegetables grown below and between solar panels. Solheim said solar energy reduces pollution and can compete with coal powered power plants in terms of expenses. The price of solar ...
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Railways plans to hike coal supply to power firms as inventories plunge 26.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In view of the coal shortage situation in some power plants, Railways has drawn action plan for immediately increasing coal supplies to power houses in North India
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Railways draws action plan to increase coal supply to power plants 26.5.2018 General News
With coal stock of some power stations in the national capital region falling to an alarming level, the Railways has drawn up an action plan to increase supply of rakes to power plants in northern India, including Dadri. The Centre has also ensured that the power plants will get adequate supplies of the dry-fuel. "NTPC has entered into an MoU with Railways regarding supply of rakes. NTPC furnishes a monthly requirement for each plant. As per the loading plan given by NTPC for May 18, 5 rakes per day are to be supplied to Dadri. The supply to Dadri plant till 24th May is 4.95 rakes per day. Nonetheless, rake supplies to Dadri have been further stepped up in the last few days, " a Railways official told PTI. Yesterday, he said, eight rakes reached Dadri, the official said. The power houses -- Dadri and Badarpur -- will get adequate supplies of coal, the official said. One rake, which has around 59 wagons, can carry around 4,000 tonnes of coal. "This momentum is being maintained and 6-7 .
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Coal shortage would cause a blackout: Satyendar Jain 26.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
‘Low coal stocks in NCR power plants’
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Power situation in State turns grim 25.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Due to disruption in supply of 1100 MW
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Out-of-turn coal to PSE utilities irks IPPs 25.5.2018 Hindu: Business
APP urges Centre to ensure level field
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Delhi may face blackout due to coal shortage: AAP Minister 25.5.2018 General News
Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) may face a blackout as power plants in the region do not have reserve coal for "more than one day", Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.
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Coal stock in power stations dipped to alarming level: Delhi power minister 25.5.2018 General News
Coal stock at some power stations in the national capital region has dipped to an "alarming" level and if it is not replenished at the earliest, Delhi could be staring at "black-out" situations, city's Power Minister Satyendar Jain said today. Jain said that he has already written to Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal apprising him about the situation and sought his intervention into the matter. "It has been brought to my notice that coal-based generating stations of NCR i.e. Dadri I & II and BTPS (Badarpur Thermal Power Station) are facing coal shortage and at present some of them have coal stock availability for only one or two days," he said in the letter. Interacting with reporters at his office at the Delhi Secretariat, he said there is a shortage of coal stock at Jhajjar power station too. "There is no surplus coal at these stations and if the stocks are not replenished, there could be a black-out situation in Delhi," Jain said, adding, "This could become a serious problem, ..
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Photo exhibition on Dynamic Schemes and Projects inaugurated 25.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of State for Statistics and Program implementation Shri Vijay Goel inaugurated a Photo exhibition on Dynamic Schemes and Projects titled, “Pragati Ke Path par”  at Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi.
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Delhi may face blackout due to coal shortage: Minister 25.5.2018 General News
Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) may face a blackout as power plants in the region do not have reserve coal for "more than one day", Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.
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Hint of coal shortage as Centre's supplies start favouring govt power units 25.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Coal ministry allays fear, says aim is to increase coal off-take
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Fitch: Falling Coal Investment to Support Asian Prices 25.5.2018 General News
The current coal price of over USD100/tonne for Newcastle 6,000kcal - close to a five-year high - looks unsustainable, given rising supply in China and Indonesia. Chinese production increased by 3% to 3.4 billion tonnes in 2017, and the government has issued guidance to producers to increase output to 3.7 billion tonnes in 2018 to support power providers. Indonesian coal exports rose by 13% yoy in 1Q18 and are likely to increase further as producers respond to high margins.
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Govt orders out-of-turn coal for state-run power firms, pvt ones to be hit 25.5.2018 Latest News
The move to divert fuel from coal starved power projects may take a heavy toll on the already ailing sector
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Govt orders out of turn coal to PSUs; pvt plants to be hit 25.5.2018 General News
In a jolt to private power producers, the government has ordered Coal India Ltd to make 'out-of-turn' allotment of scarce coal to central and state electricity generation companies. The order follows a Coal Ministry directive earlier this month that instructed companies like Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd to deploy rakes of coal only for power plants and not other users like captive power plants of private industries. In a May 24 letter to Coal India, the Coal Ministry said there may be an increased demand for coal due to a surge in demand during peak summer. Power generation in April, it said, "has been more than the programmed generation and this, in turn, may lead to a more than anticipated increase in demand of coal from the power sector." "In order to avoid possible shortage of coal at thermal power plants it has been decided that wherever it is operationally feasible based on various factors like coal stock availability, where suitable transport arrangements are in place etc, out of ...
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