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Power Discoms' Outstanding Dues Towards Gencos To Be Eliminated By 2026: R K Singh

These EMIs have a maximum tenure of four years and thus the total outstanding dues of discoms would be nil by 2026

11 September 2022

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Domestic Coal Prices To Remain High In Current Quarter As Well: ICRA

The domestic e-auction premium on coal increased by over 400 per cent in May, thereby adversely impacting the cost structure of the base metal companies and margins


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India's Power Consumption Grows 17.2% To 134.13 Billion Units In June

Power consumption in June last year was recorded at 114.48 BU, which was higher than 105.08 BU in the same month of 2020, according to power ministry data


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Why Power Sector Employees, Farmers Are Against Electricity Amendment Bill

The government claims that the privatisation of the power sector will provide options to the customers to choose their power distributors

09 August 2022

NCL Dispatches 3.8 Lakh Tonne Coal To Power Houses

Overall, the company dispatched 4.14 lakh tonne of coal on Thursday, the highest ever dispatched in 2022-23, and also the second-highest since the company's inception


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Coal India Braced Up To Meet Committed Coal Supplies To Power Sector: Chairman

Stating that the company is targeting to close the first quarter with 35 million tonnes (MTs) of incremental production compared to the same quarter of last year, he said that the company's output tempo is progressing in...

27 June 2022

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India's Power Consumption Grows 3.8% To 128.38 Billion Units In July

Power consumption in July last year was recorded at 123.72 BU, which was higher than 112.14 BU in the same month of 2020

01 August 2022

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Government Directs Power Generation Companies To Buy Rakes To Ensure Smooth Coal Supply During Monsoon

Each year during the monsoon season, the production of domestic coal also falls, Power Minister R K Singh said

19 June 2022

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18 June 2022
Coal Ministry Should Import All Coal For Power Sector, Say Sources

Coal Ministry Should Import All Coal For Power Sector, Say Sources

Two sources with knowledge of the matter said a view emerging in the power ministry is that the coal ministry should take the complete responsibility of...


09 June 2022
Coal India Limited Floats Maiden Tender To Import 2.416 Million Tonnes Coal For Power Sector

Coal India Limited Floats Maiden Tender To Import 2.416 Million Tonnes Coal For Power Sector

The development assumes significance in the wake of the government making all efforts to build up a stock of coal to avoid the reoccurrence of power outages...


05 June 2022
Nepal Starts Exporting Additional 144 MW Electricity To India

Nepal Starts Exporting Additional 144 MW Electricity To India

Buoyed by continuous rainfall this year, the Himalayan nation is exporting surplus electricity to India through its power exchange market for the second...


15 May 2022
Country Has Constraints In Availability Of Domestic Coal: Coal Ministry

Country Has Constraints In Availability Of Domestic Coal: Coal Ministry

The inter-ministerial panel met recently to consider the requests for coal linkages to central/state sector power plants and to review the status of existing...


10 May 2022
India's Coal Output Surge 29% In April Amid Power Shortage

India's Coal Output Surge 29% In April Amid Power Shortage

This comes at a time when the country is witnessing a power crisis on account of various factors, including shortages of dry fuel.


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10 May 2022
Coal Based Power Generation Surges 9% in April Amid Shortage

Coal Based Power Generation Surges 9% in April Amid Shortage

The thermal power generation in April also grew 2.25 per cent when compared to 1,00,276 MU in March.


09 May 2022
NTPC Invites Bids To Import 4.53 Million Tonnes Of Coal

NTPC Invites Bids To Import 4.53 Million Tonnes Of Coal

The NTPC tender for the import of coal assumes significance in view of the ongoing dry fuel shortage at power plants. 


06 May 2022
India Needs To Ramp Up Coal Production, Become 'Aatmanirbhar': Union Minister

India Needs To Ramp Up Coal Production, Become 'Aatmanirbhar': Union Minister

The continuation of mining activities will help in increasing coal supply while creating employment opportunities for the locals, he said.


04 May 2022
States' Off-Balance-Sheet Borrowings At Decadal High; Will Hurt New Investments: Report

States' Off-Balance-Sheet Borrowings At Decadal High; Will Hurt New Investments: Report

The Centre has been trying to decrease its hidden borrowings and show a truer picture of the finances for the last few years.


04 May 2022
With Return Of Coal Shortage, What Happens To Modi’s 24x7 Power Promise?

With Return Of Coal Shortage, What Happens To Modi’s 24x7 Power Promise?

From restricted import, shift in climate narratives to failing DISCOMs, there are many a loophole in Modi’s power promise to India


03 May 2022
Coal Production Surges 28% In April Amid Strong Demand From Power Sector

Coal Production Surges 28% In April Amid Strong Demand From Power Sector

Total income increased to Rs 1,522.57 crore during the January-March quarter of the last fiscal from Rs 576.08 crore in the year-ago period


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02 May 2022
CIL's Coal Supply To Power Sector Surges 16% In April

CIL's Coal Supply To Power Sector Surges 16% In April

Coal India, which accounts for over 80 per cent of domestic coal output, is one of the major suppliers of fossil fuel to the power sector.


01 May 2022
Coal India's Priority Is To Ensure Power Plants Are Well-Stocked With Coal: Chairman

Coal India's Priority Is To Ensure Power Plants Are Well-Stocked With Coal: Chairman

The company's supplies to the power sector during FY22 soared to an all-time high of 540.4 MT with a whopping 95.4 MT volume surge compared to FY21.


01 May 2022
State-Run Power Generation Companies Owe Rs 6,477.5 Crore To Coal India Limited

State-Run Power Generation Companies Owe Rs 6,477.5 Crore To Coal India Limited

While Maharashtra State Power Generation Company owes a maximum Rs 2,608.07 crore to Coal India (CIL), West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited...


29 April 2022
Core Sector Growth Slows Down To 4.3% In March

Core Sector Growth Slows Down To 4.3% In March

The growth rate of the eight infrastructure sectors - coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity - had expanded...


21 April 2022
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu And Gujarat Aim For 10.5 Million Tonnes Coal Imports Amidst Rising Shortage: Report

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu And Gujarat Aim For 10.5 Million Tonnes Coal Imports Amidst Rising Shortage: Report

Maharashtra is planning for 8 million tonnes of coal imports, whereas Gujarat is likely to place an order for 1 million tonnes of coal to be imported.


15 April 2022
Coal Supply To Power Plants Rises 25% In FY22

Coal Supply To Power Plants Rises 25% In FY22

Coal supply to electricity generating plants increased by 24.5 per cent to 677.67 million tonnes in FY22 compared to that of the preceding fiscal, the...


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