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  • Thailand curbs LNG imports amid surging prices; may face fuel shortages Jun 22, 2022 07:58 AM IST

    Thailand curbs LNG imports amid surging prices; may face fuel shortages

    Amidst increasing prices and growing chances of running short on fuel, Thailand is going to curb imports of liquified natural gas (LNG).

  • China power demand sets new records as heatwaves bake northern cities Jun 20, 2022 05:26 PM IST

    China power demand sets new records as heatwaves bake northern cities

    Warmer-than-normal weather boosted power usage in Chinese provinces north of the Yangtze, putting regions like Henan, China's third-most populated province, to the test in meeting record electrical demand.

  • Govt directs gencos to buy rakes for captive use to ensure smooth coal supply during monsoon Jun 19, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    Govt directs gencos to buy rakes for captive use to ensure smooth coal supply during monsoon

    Power minister RK Singh has also said that the government is gearing up to increase the stock of coal at power plants to 40 million tonnes (MT) during the monsoon season.

  • India's power demand to grow beyond 205 GW; won't drop to pre-COVID levels: RK Singh Jun 16, 2022 11:43 AM IST

    India's power demand to grow beyond 205 GW; won't drop to pre-COVID levels: RK Singh

    India’s power demand hit an all-time high of 210.8 gigawatts earlier this month

  • 'Need to augment coal production as fast as possible; State gencos to continue import': RK Singh Jun 10, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    'Need to augment coal production as fast as possible; State gencos to continue import': RK Singh

    Power demand increased to about 45,000 megawatts on a daily basis. In energy terms, the demand and consumption went up to 4,500 mili units from 3,500 mili units - which is an increase of 25 percent, said the power minister

  • Govt chalks out offshore wind bid timeline even as India’s power demand touches new high Jun 09, 2022 09:28 PM IST

    Govt chalks out offshore wind bid timeline even as India’s power demand touches new high

    India’s power demand hit an all-time high of 210.8 gigawatts (GW) on June 9, driven by a spike in demand from households amid an ongoing heat wave and a pick-up in industrial demand.

  • After maiden coal import tender, Coal India gears up for a second tender to boost domestic supplies Jun 09, 2022 04:46 PM IST

    After maiden coal import tender, Coal India gears up for a second tender to boost domestic supplies

    While Coal India has little experience in importing coal, the government has roped it in to import coal to supplement coal availability after the country faced a power outages in parts in March-April due to fuel supply constraints. There are concerns over coal availability after monsoon.

  • Power producers have started importing coal to boost electricity supply, says Union Minister RK Singh Jun 07, 2022 06:44 PM IST

    Power producers have started importing coal to boost electricity supply, says Union Minister RK Singh

    The minister says the state governments have now started importing coal, which has pushed India's reserve stock of coal back up to 20 million tonnes.

  • PowerShock: There are no free lunches—how the politics of free power is killing discoms Jun 07, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    PowerShock: There are no free lunches—how the politics of free power is killing discoms

    Making sure that the consumer understands the costs incurred in getting power supply and how much of it is contributed by taxpayers is a starting point for promoting efficiency—in consumption as well as operations.

  • Expect 58 coal blocks to be operational in FY23, production of around 138.28 million tonnes: Govt Jun 03, 2022 06:53 PM IST

    Expect 58 coal blocks to be operational in FY23, production of around 138.28 million tonnes: Govt

    While the estimated production will be higher as compared to FY21, it will fall short of the initial target of 203.67 million tonnes.

  • Coal India to import for first time in years as power shortages loom May 29, 2022 07:43 AM IST

    Coal India to import for first time in years as power shortages loom

    It would be the first time since 2015 that Coal India has imported the fuel, highlighting efforts by state and federal officials to stock up to avoid a repeat of April, when India faced its worst power cuts in more than six years

  • India faces wider coal shortages, worsening power-outage risks May 28, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    India faces wider coal shortages, worsening power-outage risks

    According to an internal power ministry presentation , India is anticipated to confront a bigger coal shortfall in the quarter ending September as a result of higher power demand, increasing the likelihood of widespread power disruptions, according to a Reuters report.

  • Power Ministry announces new scheme for discoms to pay off dues, industry has questions over financing  May 25, 2022 09:39 PM IST

    Power Ministry announces new scheme for discoms to pay off dues, industry has questions over financing 

    The ministry is hopeful that the new scheme would provide the much-needed liquidity to the power generating companies, and the measures being planned will ensure that discoms pay their dues regularly.

  • Imported coal-based units ask for higher tariff to restart; Ministry of Power agrees to revisit rates set by committee: Sources May 19, 2022 09:01 PM IST

    Imported coal-based units ask for higher tariff to restart; Ministry of Power agrees to revisit rates set by committee: Sources

    Around 8,000 megawatts of imported coal-based power plants are currently shut, as operations became unviable due to high coal prices.

  • Explainer | Why is India facing its worst power crisis in over six years? May 19, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    Explainer | Why is India facing its worst power crisis in over six years?

    As most of India is adversely affected by a heatwave, multiple factors are driving up India's power requirements, worsening the crisis.

  • Imported coal-based power generators ask Power ministry for higher tariff to restart units: Sources May 18, 2022 08:53 PM IST

    Imported coal-based power generators ask Power ministry for higher tariff to restart units: Sources

    As power demand continues to soar even as power generators scramble for fuel, the government has asked all imported coal-based power units to run at full capacity by invoking Section 11 of the Electricity Act.

  • Power situation easing, will be comfortable in May-August, September-November may be tough again: IEX Chairman Goel  May 18, 2022 12:21 PM IST

    Power situation easing, will be comfortable in May-August, September-November may be tough again: IEX Chairman Goel 

    "The government is taking actions to take care of the power supply requirement in the months of September-November. The months of November-February are the low demand periods so I don't see any challenges," Goel said.

  • Electricity prices cool off by more than half, at power exchange IEX May 17, 2022 03:56 PM IST

    Electricity prices cool off by more than half, at power exchange IEX

    A range of factors have led to a sharp fall in electricity prices at top power exchange IEX. The downpour due to cylcone Asani, early onset of monsoon and proactive steps to augment coal supply, all have contributed to this.

  • Fully committed to lift all domestic coal, says Indian Railways May 11, 2022 08:46 PM IST

    Fully committed to lift all domestic coal, says Indian Railways

    "Both coal companies and railways have envisaged to jointly ensure per day coal loading of 415 rakes of domestic coal and 30 rakes of imported coal to power sector," the railways said in a statement.

  • Power ministry tells PFC, REC to support imported coal-based, stressed units with short term funds May 11, 2022 08:38 PM IST

    Power ministry tells PFC, REC to support imported coal-based, stressed units with short term funds

    Around 7,600 megawatts of imported coal based-plants are not running as they would incur losses at the current levels of coal price.

  • Power ministry meets gencos, discoms, lenders to resolve payment issues: Sources May 06, 2022 10:44 PM IST

    Power ministry meets gencos, discoms, lenders to resolve payment issues: Sources

    India’s power demand hit an all-time high of 207.1 gigawatts (GW) on April 29, driven by a spike in demand from households amid an ongoing heatwave and a pick-up in industrial demand.

  • Explainer: Government invoked Section 11 of the Electricity Act. What is the act and what can it do for imported coal-based power generation? May 06, 2022 02:48 PM IST

    Explainer: Government invoked Section 11 of the Electricity Act. What is the act and what can it do for imported coal-based power generation?

    Around 7,600 megawatts of imported coal based-plants are not running as they would incur losses at the current levels of coal price.

  • Government orders all imported-coal plants to operate at full capacity as power demand surges May 06, 2022 10:40 AM IST

    Government orders all imported-coal plants to operate at full capacity as power demand surges

    Section 11 of the Electricity Act gives the government the authority, in extraordinary circumstances, to order any generating company to operate and maintain its stations.

  • Heat Wave Highlights Need to Switch From Coal to Solar May 06, 2022 09:25 AM IST

    Heat Wave Highlights Need to Switch From Coal to Solar

    Despite plentiful reserves, power plants can’t keep up with demand during the country’s blistering heat wave. It’s time to accelerate the switch to renewables

  • Power Minister reviews coal import status for blending in thermal power plants May 05, 2022 10:08 PM IST

    Power Minister reviews coal import status for blending in thermal power plants

    As per data presented by CEA in the meeting, it was noted that the states of Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have placed orders for the import of coal, while Punjab and Gujarat are in an advanced stage of finalising the tenders.

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