“It was about 52% of the normative stock required to be maintained by the TPPs,” said the minister.
To start with, the first unit of the North Chennai thermal power station has been shut for capital overhauling (COH) maintenance.
India's electricity demand on June 9 was recorded at an all-time high of 2,10,792 megawatts, and 4,712 million units of electricity were consumed.
To overcome the shortage of coal and regulate its availability, the Centre had formed a committee with ministers of coal, railways and energy.
The ongoing coal shortage in the country is not just impacting the thermal power plants but other sectors such as steel and aluminum too.
Plans to give 7,000 e-bikes to staff of two districts on a pilot basis. The electric bikes travel a distance ranging from 40 to 100 km on a single charge.
Ukraine crisis: IAEA calls on all parties to refrain from actions that threaten safety of Ukraine's nuclear power plants
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that Ukraine has four nuclear power sites with a total of 15 reactors, providing roughly half of the country's electricity.
A report of State Pollution Control Board (PCB) said the Air Quality Index (AQI) at the cluster of thermal power plants in the district is still poor due to high level of particulate matter.
Dozens of contracts signed in recent years ensure China's growing footprint, even as major Western companies, including the US, plot their exit.
Sources in TANGEDCO said the Centre allotted Chandrabilla coal block to the State power utility in 2016 and the given period to excavate coal from the block was between 2016 and 2021.
The fate of the ultra power plant of PSU Power Finance Corporation (PFC) planned eyeing the huge coal deposits in Sundargarh’s Hemgir block now hangs in balance.
Joshi had said that the government is making full efforts to meet the coal demand of power producers and stressed that steps are being taken to soon ramp up the dry-fuel supply.