Power crisis

India extends USD 500 million line of credit to help Sri Lanka purchase fuel 

Power Minister Gamini Lokuge was supposed to hold talks with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Tuesday as part of a desperate measure to tide over the crisis.

published on : 18th January 2022

Non-power consumers face risk of closure due to coal supply shortage

Though the power sector accounts for around 66% of coal consumption in India, other sectors are also likely to be impacted badly as coal supply to non-power consumers has come to a halt.

published on : 24th October 2021

When Kerala stares at power crisis, NTPC’s Kayamkulam plant lies idle

KSEB stopped purchasing power from plant in 2017 which forced NTPC to stop production

published on : 16th October 2021

There won't be coal crisis for power generation: Union minister Pralhad Joshi

Joshi said he was going to visit the mines of SECL to take stock and hold discussions to expedite the production there.

published on : 13th October 2021

CIL asked Mahagenco to augment coal stock at plants for uninterrupted power supply 

Maharashtra State Power Generation Co  had requested WCL to supply 10.5 rakes of coal per day to its power plants in June against 22.5 rakes per day.

published on : 13th October 2021

Centre to increase coal production to two million tonnes per day in week's time to meet demands

Government sources said that there is no shortage in the daily supply of coal to states and power companies and it is maintaining 5 days' stock. In a month's time situation will be back to normal.

published on : 13th October 2021

Minister says Maharashtra facing 4,000 MW power shortage, blames Coal India for fuel supply crunch

He said Coal India, a Maharatna PSU and the largest producer of the fossil fuel, has failed to ensure timely supply of coal for thermal power generation plants in the state.

published on : 12th October 2021

Power Ministry asks NTPC, DVC to supply as much electricity as possible to Delhi

Earlier, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain cautioned that there could be complete backout in the national capital after two days if power plants don't receive an immediate supply of coal.

published on : 12th October 2021

Coal crisis: Power cuts seem inevitable in Andhra Pradesh October 18 onwards

However, sources indicated that power without cuts can be supplied for another one week only.

published on : 12th October 2021

Coal situation stays grim across India, Union Minister Amit Shah takes stock

As many as 96 of these plants that generate 71 per cent of total thermal power in the country, have coal stocks of four days or less.

published on : 12th October 2021

Penalise power plants for not keeping coal stock for 30 days: Navjot Sidhu

His remarks came a day after state-owned utility Punjab State Power Corporation Limited was forced to cut down power generation and impose load shedding in the wake of a severe coal shortage.

published on : 10th October 2021

Officials reach Union Minister RK Singh's residence for meeting as Delhi stares at power crisis

Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain yesterday cautioned that there could be complete blackout in the national capital after two days if power plants do not receive an immediate supply of coal.

published on : 10th October 2021

Blackout fear in northern states as power stations run out of coal stock

Energy department officials said the government has decided to buy electricity at a higher rate to keep up the supply during the Dussehra and the Diwali festivals.

published on : 10th October 2021

Help tide over energy crisis: Andhra Pradesh CM sends SOS to PM

In the letter written to the Prime Minister on Friday, he noted that power demand in Andhra Pradesh post-Covid has shot up by 15% in the last six months and by 20% last month. 

published on : 9th October 2021

India stares at power crisis with coal stocks down to days

Out of India's 135 coal plants, 108 were facing critically low stocks, with 28 of them down to just one day's worth of supply.

published on : 8th October 2021
1 2 >