Power consumption in August last year was at 111.52 BU, as per power ministry data.
August power generation fell 0.9 percent, a Reuters analysis of daily load despatch data from federal grid operator POSOCO showed, slower than the 1.8 percent decline seen in July.
"Lakhs of power sector employees and engineers across the country held peaceful protest meetings seeking withdrawal of Electricity Bill 2020 and to oppose the privatization process of electricity distribution in Union Territories and other states," AIPEF spokesperson V K Gupta said in a statement.
Power generation rose 2.6 percent in the first 15 days of August compared with the same period of last year, a Reuters analysis of daily load despatch data from federal grid operator POSOCO showed, compared with a 1.8 percent fall in July.
Coal India Ltd (CIL) had allocated 6.65MT of coal in April-June period of the last fiscal, according to coal ministry data.
Coal India Ltd (CIL) had supplied 119.5MT of dry-fuel in the April-June period of the previous fiscal, according to a latest report by the Coal Ministry.
The supply of coal by CIL to the power sector in April-May, 2018-19 was at 81.29MT, according to recent government data.
Reviewing the work of Power, and New and Renewable Energy ministries on Wednesday evening, Modi pointed out that the problems in the power sector, especially of electricity distribution segment, vary across regions and states.
Finance Nirmala Sitharaman earlier this month announced Rs 90,000 crore liquidity infusion for discoms, saying that they owe Rs 94,000 crore to power generation companies.
The move would help clear a chunk of discoms' obligations to generation companies (gencos), it said in a statement.
Liquidity infusion needed in the short term, reforms for the long term
Utilities still face a lot of stress
Mounting discom dues threatens to add NPAs in power sector, especially in renewables. In the coal-based sector, only 5.9 GW of the 41GW capacity that is stressed has achieved resolution.
Sources also said at least one more party, a Singapore-based player, could join the bidding process.
Coal India (CIL) had allocated 21.91 million tonnes (MT) of coal in the April-November period of 2018-19, according to the latest monthly summary by the coal ministry for the Cabinet.
Centre, states must work together to cure ills afflicting electricity generation and supply
Coal consumption as a fuel for power generation is expected to decline for the first time in recorded history
The ordinance would ensure that contracts are followed, cross-subsidisation of consumers is restricted and utilities make timely payments
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About Rs 30,000 crore of bank guarantees will have to be readied by August 1.
"I propose to implement a blueprint for gas, water grids, and airports," she said in Parliament
Village electrification done, it’s time for universal access. The road is tough. But a mix of policy and fiscal interventions can turn the dream into reality
Power ministry proposes a ‘power sector council’ to address issues between the Union and states as part of a 100-day plan