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  • To boost its slow progress on clean energy, Bihar looks at floating and rooftop solar alternatives Dec 18, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    To boost its slow progress on clean energy, Bihar looks at floating and rooftop solar alternatives

    Compared to neighbouring states, Bihar ‘s progress on tapping renewable energy sources has been poor and the state may miss its own 2022 state target for installation of renewable energy capacity.

  • Coal shortage: 59 thermal power plants have less than four days of fuel stocks Oct 21, 2021 06:41 PM IST

    Coal shortage: 59 thermal power plants have less than four days of fuel stocks

    The number of plants with one day of coal stocks came down to 21 with 25,810 MW capacity as on October 20 as against 27 projects with 36,140 MW capacity as on October 13.

  • Centre mulls strategic reserves for imported coal to thwart power shortage Oct 21, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Centre mulls strategic reserves for imported coal to thwart power shortage

    Number of non-pit head projects with less than four days of coal rises to 61 on October 19 from 58 on October 18, shows Central Electricity Authority data.

  • Coal crisis: Number of power projects with less than 4-day coal stock dips to 58 Oct 19, 2021 08:28 PM IST

    Coal crisis: Number of power projects with less than 4-day coal stock dips to 58

    The data also showed that the number of power plants with zero days of coal has come down to 13 as of Monday with cumulative installed generation capacity of 11,710 MW, compared to 15 with 15,290 MW capacity a week back.

  • Power generation in eastern region logs 8% growth, others register decline Oct 17, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    Power generation in eastern region logs 8% growth, others register decline

    All India thermal power generation was down 3.64 per cent while total generation was lower by 2.92 per cent in the same period.

  • Coal Crisis: Number of plants with less than 4-day stock rose to 70 on Sunday from 64 a week ago Oct 11, 2021 09:29 PM IST

    Coal Crisis: Number of plants with less than 4-day stock rose to 70 on Sunday from 64 a week ago

    The number of plants with six days of coal stock was eight with 11,450 MW capacity on Sunday compared to nine plants with 9,360 MW capacity a week ago.

  • Coal supplies decline in country, states seek reserves for uninterrupted power Oct 09, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    Coal supplies decline in country, states seek reserves for uninterrupted power

    As on October 3, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) report on coal stocks for power plants showed that 25 power plants had coal stocks for less than seven days for Delhi.

  • Govt releases guidelines for cybersecurity in power sector Oct 07, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    Govt releases guidelines for cybersecurity in power sector

    The ministry said this is the first time that comprehensive guidelines have been formulated on cybersecurity in the power sector.

  • India asks "captive" coal mines to increase output as power demand rises Sep 06, 2021 09:57 PM IST

    India asks "captive" coal mines to increase output as power demand rises

    Power demand has risen as economic activity picks up due to the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions.

  • India seeks to move coal to areas of shortage as power demand rises Sep 04, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    India seeks to move coal to areas of shortage as power demand rises

    Data from the Central Electricity Authority showed more than a half of India's 135 coal-fired power plants had less than a week's supply of coal left, of which 50 had fewer than three days left.

  • Govt plans 17 more islanding schemes for power supply Aug 20, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Govt plans 17 more islanding schemes for power supply

    The ministry said that the resilience of the electricity grid is very important particularly in restoration of supply in the event of any major power outage.

  • Coal stock at power plants rises to highest-ever level: CIL Mar 13, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    Coal stock at power plants rises to highest-ever level: CIL

    It is "sufficient" for running the power plants for 23 days, a day more than the 22-day fuel stock mandate of Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the official said.

  • India's national energy policy must alter the thermal-renewable energy mix Nov 20, 2019 12:51 PM IST

    India's national energy policy must alter the thermal-renewable energy mix

    Half of India's coal-fired thermal power plants are likely to miss their emission targets. Renewable energy plants are a low-pollution alternative but have their own share of problems.

  • India to be power surplus in 2018-19: Central Electricity Authority Aug 05, 2018 11:45 AM IST

    India to be power surplus in 2018-19: Central Electricity Authority

    In April-June quarter this fiscal, peak power deficit was 0.7 per cent while overall electricity deficit stood at 0.6 per cent.

  • India to auction 40 GW renewables every year till 2028 Jun 30, 2018 04:30 PM IST

    India to auction 40 GW renewables every year till 2028

    The government's power projection indicates that India will have to bid out 140 GW of wind energy to meet demand by 2030, he said, adding the country would complete bidding of 60 GW of wind energy by 2020.

  • Power Ministry misses target despite rise in output for Nov-Dec Jan 30, 2017 08:32 AM IST

    Power Ministry misses target despite rise in output for Nov-Dec

    According to the Central Electricity Authority monthly report, total power generation in the country was 95.123 billion units (BUs) in December 2016, which was 6.13 percent higher than 89.625 BUs electricity generation in the corresponding month previous year.

  • Piyush Goyal not keen on revising coal production target Jan 04, 2017 03:48 PM IST

    Piyush Goyal not keen on revising coal production target

    The CEA draft report is based on the fact that some 70,000 MW of thermal power projects are already under various stages of construction or are in the process of adding to generation, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal told PTI.

  • Coal power sector in India 'water guzzler': Greenpeace Jun 09, 2016 10:00 PM IST

    Coal power sector in India 'water guzzler': Greenpeace

    Terming the coal power sector a "water guzzler", Greenpeace India on June 9 claimed that water scarcity in various parts of the country caused it an estimated revenue loss of over Rs 2,000 crore in the first five months this year

  • Power Grid operationalises 1,200 kV test station at Bina May 18, 2016 08:34 PM IST

    Power Grid operationalises 1,200 kV test station at Bina

    State-run Power Grid Corp on May 18 operationalised its ultra-high voltage 1200 kV National Test Station (NTS) at Bina in Madhya Pradesh, which will help increase power carrying capacity

  • Power sector may import 48 MT coal in FY'17 May 02, 2016 03:10 PM IST

    Power sector may import 48 MT coal in FY'17

    Power sector may import 48 million tonnes of coal in the ongoing fiscal for plants which need coal from overseas market.

  • HP govt gave benefit of Rs 209.28 crore to Jaypee Power: CAG Apr 13, 2016 07:38 AM IST

    HP govt gave benefit of Rs 209.28 crore to Jaypee Power: CAG

    The CAG in its report for year ending March 2015 also pointed out that the company concealed facts about actual capacity of the project which was increased to 1200 MW, 200 MW above the capacity of 1000 MW approved by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

  • Govt bans zero duty import of capital goods for power plants Feb 01, 2016 05:34 PM IST

    Govt bans zero duty import of capital goods for power plants

    The decision is aimed at encouraging manufacturing of power equipment and giving a push to domestic capital goods sector, with an aim to boost the overall economy.

  • Quality check: CIL empanels additional 3rd-party agencies Dec 22, 2015 04:06 PM IST

    Quality check: CIL empanels additional 3rd-party agencies

    Last month, the government had announced its plan to bring in a new regime for sampling and testing of the dry fuel from January 1 to ensure supplying quality coal to consumers.

  • See setback for BHEL's near-term revenues: BofA Merrill Sep 28, 2015 09:07 AM IST

    See setback for BHEL's near-term revenues: BofA Merrill

    Including the two projects — Ennore power project and Manuguru sub-critical power project in Telangana, 32 percent of BHEL's order book is represented by stranded/slow moving projects, the report states

  • Jaitley pledges support to Arunachal on greenfield airport Sep 08, 2015 02:14 PM IST

    Jaitley pledges support to Arunachal on greenfield airport

    The assurance came when Chief Minister Nabam Tuki met Jaitely in New Delhi last evening, an official statement said here on Tuesday.

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