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  • No import, India to start exporting coal from 2025-26: Coal minister Pralhad Joshi March 29, 2023 07:03 PM IST

    No import, India to start exporting coal from 2025-26: Coal minister Pralhad Joshi

    Data from the coal ministry showed that from about 50 auctioned coal mines under the private sector since February 2020, at least three have become operational. Overall, since 2019, about 27 coal mines, across all sectors, have been operationalised so far.

  • MC Exclusive: India's electricity demand growing at 10.5% is unprecedented: RK Singh March 27, 2023 07:56 PM IST

    MC Exclusive: India's electricity demand growing at 10.5% is unprecedented: RK Singh

    Despite record coal production, in April-May 2022, many states in the country faced hours of outages because of an unrelenting surge in power demand due to heatwaves, rapid economic recovery, and shortage of coal to generate power.

  • CIL despatches to non-power sectors up 10% in Q4 March 24, 2023 01:16 PM IST

    CIL despatches to non-power sectors up 10% in Q4

    This would be a 16.6 percent growth sequentially in coal despatch to its non-regulated sector (NRS) customers

  • Adani Krishnapatnam Port logs highest ever coal loading at 12.95 MT March 20, 2023 12:17 PM IST

    Adani Krishnapatnam Port logs highest ever coal loading at 12.95 MT

    This milestone, accomplished on Friday, surpassed the earlier feat of 12.94 MT logged in fiscal 2014-15, said the official.

  • Industries stocking up on coal before the summer crunch March 16, 2023 02:05 PM IST

    Industries stocking up on coal before the summer crunch

    Although supplies to non-power industries have improved in recent months, companies remain wary of shipments thinning out when demand from power stations soars during the hot season starting in April.

  • NTPC commissions green coal plant in Varanasi March 16, 2023 12:36 PM IST

    NTPC commissions green coal plant in Varanasi

    Nearly three years ago NTPC had planned to make green coal (torrefied charcoal) from municipal waste, a company statement said.

  • Coal India prepares for the great Indian summer March 13, 2023 11:40 AM IST

    Coal India prepares for the great Indian summer

    Along with increased production and pithead stocks, the miner has asked power producers to hold higher inventory and is following up on payments due.

  • Railways increases coal transportation, wagons for power sector ahead of summer March 09, 2023 11:11 PM IST

    Railways increases coal transportation, wagons for power sector ahead of summer

    It also said keeping in view the rising demand in the next few years, comprehensive planning of an energy corridor has been done with planned investment of Rs 1 lakh crore for over around 100 projects.

  • Dark summer nights: India faces high risks of power cuts after years of coal, hydro power neglect March 08, 2023 02:12 PM IST

    Dark summer nights: India faces high risks of power cuts after years of coal, hydro power neglect

    A rapid addition of solar farms has helped India avert daytime supply gaps, but a shortage of coal-fired and hydropower capacity risks exposing millions to widespread outages at night, government data and internal documents reviewed by Reuters show.

  • Renewable subsidies, higher tariffs on coal to result in lower emissions in India by 2030: Study March 08, 2023 09:34 AM IST

    Renewable subsidies, higher tariffs on coal to result in lower emissions in India by 2030: Study

    The study, conducted by Margaux MacDonald and John Spray, notes that the two steps would also decrease coal imports by 14 per cent by 2030, thus increasing resilience to global changes in energy prices and improving energy security.

  • 40% capacity of upcoming coal-based power plants must be sourced from renewables: Govt March 07, 2023 06:38 PM IST

    40% capacity of upcoming coal-based power plants must be sourced from renewables: Govt

    However, the government said that a captive plant shall be exempt from the requirement of RGO, if it fulfils the Renewable Purchase Obligations as notified by the central government.

  • Order on pooling electricity from old thermal and gas-based stations soon: Power ministry officials March 06, 2023 07:37 PM IST

    Order on pooling electricity from old thermal and gas-based stations soon: Power ministry officials

    Many states and distribution companies, based on commercial considerations, started making an exit from PPAs of costlier plants (non-pit head coal stations and gas-based thermal generating station) while retaining the PPAs of cheaper plants. This is also leading to generation capacity crunch especially during the peak demand season.

  • ICRA upgrades outlook on Indian thermal power sector to 'stable' from 'negative' March 06, 2023 04:33 PM IST

    ICRA upgrades outlook on Indian thermal power sector to 'stable' from 'negative'

    However, ICRA’s outlook for the power distribution segment remains negative. In this context, it said, timely issuance of tariff orders with adequate tariff hikes by the state electricity regulators remains important.

  • We now know how much the coal surge set us back March 06, 2023 03:44 PM IST

    We now know how much the coal surge set us back

    But the latest IEA report on carbon emissions comes with two spots of good news — and a lesson

  • Jindal Power wins ‘most sought-after’ Gare Palma coal block in ongoing auction March 02, 2023 09:41 PM IST

    Jindal Power wins ‘most sought-after’ Gare Palma coal block in ongoing auction

    So far, a total of 18 blocks have been bid for, where Shree Cement, Dalmia Cement, JSW Steel, Ambuja Cement, JSW Cement, and Jindal Power, among others, were the winning bidders

  • India's coal production rises 15% in April-February period March 01, 2023 07:18 PM IST

    India's coal production rises 15% in April-February period

    The country's coal output was at 681.5 MT in the year-ago period, as per provisional figures of the coal ministry.

  • Non-power sector hopes coal will be a ‘non-issue’ this summer February 28, 2023 05:50 PM IST

    Non-power sector hopes coal will be a ‘non-issue’ this summer

    Satyadeep Jain, an analyst at Ambit Capital, also pointed out that coal stock positions at power stations look better than the levels seen a year ago.

  • Adani in talks for $400 million debt against Australian coal port assets: Report February 27, 2023 07:31 AM IST

    Adani in talks for $400 million debt against Australian coal port assets: Report

    Adani Group has begun discussions with global credit funds to raise up to $400 million in debt against assets of a key coal port that makes up a large portion of the Indian conglomerate's Australian exports of the solid fossil fuel from Carmichael mine.

  • MC Explainer | Section 11 of Electricity Act is back. What is the clause and what can it do? February 22, 2023 11:34 AM IST

    MC Explainer | Section 11 of Electricity Act is back. What is the clause and what can it do?

    The government has asked all power plants that use imported coal to operate at full capacity, anticipating an increase in peak electricity demand in the country.

  • To buy or to build? The mergers and acquisitions case for Glencore February 21, 2023 03:40 PM IST

    To buy or to build? The mergers and acquisitions case for Glencore

    The commodities giant has a giant war chest to expand its mining and trading empire

  • Power ministry mandates imported coal-based plants to run at full capacity to avoid shortage in summers February 21, 2023 03:20 PM IST

    Power ministry mandates imported coal-based plants to run at full capacity to avoid shortage in summers

    This order (under Section 11 of the Electricity Act) shall remain valid for generation and supply of power from March 16, 2023 to June 15, 2023, stated a notice sent to 15 thermal plants that use imported coal.

  • Discovery series: Can this small-cap metal stock outperform, riding on the tailwinds? February 21, 2023 04:15 PM IST

    Discovery series: Can this small-cap metal stock outperform, riding on the tailwinds?

    Integrated operations and debt-free balance sheet help this ferro chrome manufacturer to navigate volatile times

  • High price market likely to be launched in power exchanges next month February 15, 2023 08:07 PM IST

    High price market likely to be launched in power exchanges next month

    The government intends to roll out HP-DAM soon so as to meet the spurt in power demand that is expected during the summer months. In April-May last year, many states in the country faced hours of outages because of an unrelenting surge in power demand due to a sudden heatwave, rapid economic recovery and shortage of coal to generate power.

  • Coal auctions: Metal, mining companies scout for fuel security, hedge, and seek short-term profit February 14, 2023 05:17 PM IST

    Coal auctions: Metal, mining companies scout for fuel security, hedge, and seek short-term profit

    Most power producers are now looking at renewables and may not necessarily be interested in more investment in thermal energy as a strategic priority.

  • Hindalco: Better days ahead as cost loses some bite February 10, 2023 10:00 AM IST

    Hindalco: Better days ahead as cost loses some bite

    Performance of Novelis will be key to Hindalco’s re-rating, going forward