Coal Shortage

CEA projects 9 per cent jump in India's peak power demand to 235GW in April 2023

In April this year, the peak power demand was around 215GW.  India currently has close to 210 GW of thermal power capacity.

published on : 29th November 2022

Braced up to meet part of committed supplies to power sector: Coal India chairman Pramod Agrawal

People in many parts of the country faced power outages at the beginning of the summer season this year due to the shortage of coal supplies at various thermal plants.

published on : 27th June 2022

Jump in green signal to coal mining projects

Relaxation of norms, including exemption from public hearing, helps mine expansions

published on : 26th June 2022

Centralised coal import by Ministry will improve efficiency and reduce cost: Sources

Currently, the onus of coal imports lies with individual power-producing companies.

published on : 18th June 2022

In a first, Coal India issues tender to import over 2 million tonnes of coal 

As the coal shortage continues to impact the thermal power plants, the power ministry asked the state gencos to import coal for blending purposes. 

published on : 9th June 2022

Railways operates 237-wagon single freight train ‘SheshNaag’ to mitigate coal crisis in the country

Korba happens to be India’s biggest coal and power-producing district and alone produces 16.56 percent of the country’s coal.

published on : 17th May 2022

Amid massive power crisis, coal mining allowed without green nod 

To raise production in view of higher demand, Environment Ministry exempts mines from EIA study,  public hearing

published on : 11th May 2022

Green norms for coal mining projects relaxed after SOS from ministry amid power crisis

Several states in the country are facing an acute power crisis due to coal shortage amid an increase in power demand due to the heatwave

published on : 10th May 2022

TANGEDCO devises sustainable plan for TTPS to mitigate coal consumption

"The state generates an average of 3,000 MW of electricity from the renewable sectors of solar and windmills which shoulders TANGEDCO in the day hours", the official said.  

published on : 8th May 2022

Power crisis: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal couldn't build up coal stocks due to pending dues

Moreover, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Delhi, it said, have not made advance arrangements with their gas-based plants, which has affected about 4,000 mw capacity and has put more pressure on domestic coal

published on : 4th May 2022

Quick fix required to address power, coal shortage

There is a sudden and acute shortage of power gripping the country this summer.

published on : 4th May 2022

Amid coal shortage, windy season provides ray of hope

The official was also confident that wind power generation would be as good as the previous year.

published on : 3rd May 2022

Government 'totally unprepared' to tackle coal-rail-power crisis: Chidambaram 

He also said the ministries of coal, railway and power are desperately inventing excuses to hide their "monumental incompetence".

published on : 30th April 2022

Politics over power crisis intensifies as ruling and Opposition leaders exchange barbs 

Govind Singh Dotasra said the BJP only knows how to pitch brother against brother and cause religious polarisation to harvest votes.

published on : 29th April 2022

India's peak power demand touches an all-time high of 2,07,111 MW

Meanwhile, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday that there is a severe coal crisis across the country and many power plants have just one day's coal stocks left.

published on : 29th April 2022

Lack of coordination among ministries responsible for coal shortage, says AIPEF

AIPEF spokesperson V K Gupta said that now they (central government ministries) have diverted the issue and linked it to states' inability to make timely payments to coal companies.

published on : 29th April 2022

Rajasthan CM describes power outage in-country as 'national crisis'

He said the demand for electricity has increased in 16 states due to the rising mercury levels and coal is not being supplied in accordance with the requirement, affecting the power supply.

published on : 29th April 2022

Quick, concrete steps needed to tackle power problem facing India: Kejriwal

Amid a deepening coal shortage crisis, the Delhi government on Thursday warned that there may be problem in providing uninterrupted electricity supply to important establishments in the capital.

published on : 29th April 2022

Coal shortage: Delhi warns power outage for Metro, hospitals

The power minister said if steps are not taken in time, shortages in round-the-clock power supply may ensue.

published on : 29th April 2022

A shortfall of 2,010 Mega Watts of power in Punjab as five thermal units shut

The power corporation is thus forced to impose regulatory measures in several parts of the state by imposing long power cuts ranging from two to ten hours in rural and semi-urban areas.

published on : 26th April 2022
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