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Power position worsen due to insufficient coal stocks

Power position  worsen due to insufficient coal stocks  The power generation in many thermal power plants were worsen due to dwindling coal stock position  that has come under super critical category. As per Central Electricity Authority parameters if coal stock is less than 7 days it comes under critical position and if coal stock is less than 4 days it becomes super critical.  Every thermal plant is supposed to keep a coal stock of 25 days.

According to sources the coal stock at Ropar thermal plant of Punjab is 34000 MT and it is just sufficient for one and half day. The coal stock at Bhatinda is also around three days and comes under super critical position. The position at Lehra Mohabatt Thermal Plant comes under critical category but is slightly better than Ropar and Bhatinda.

The daily coal requirements at Ropar thermal plant is around 20000 Mt where as it is 8200 MT for Bhatinda thermal plant and 15800 MT for Lehra Mohabatt thermal plant.
 

Justice Karpaga Vinayagam appointed as Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal

Justice Karpaga Vinayagam appointed as Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal

Justice M. Karpaga Vinayagam has been appointed as Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity on 07-11-2008 for three years from the date of his assuming office.Constituted under the Electricity Act of 2003, the tribunal hears appeals, review/revision/execution petitions, and interim appl...

Indian Energy Exchange reduces electricity trading limit to 1 MW

Indian Energy Exchange reduces electricity trading limit to 1 MW

To bring small players on power trading platform, India Energy Exchange, has reduced the trading limit of electricity to one megawatt (MW) from earlier 10 MW in day-ahead market contract, the exchange said today. "This step will enable small captive and co-generation plants located nation-wide to se...

Centre ask to surrender NTPC’s coal block to Reliance

Centre ask to surrender NTPC’s coal block to Reliance

National Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC) was asked to surrender the Chhatrasal coal block to Reliance Infrastructure( Formerly Known as Reliance energy) on the premise that there was limited coal availability for the 3,960MW Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project in Madhya Pradesh- Wall street journal repor...

CCEA approves NEEPCO’s 110 MW Pare hydro electric project

CCEA approves NEEPCO’s 110 MW Pare hydro electric project

A meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) held on 06-11-2008 at New Delhi approved  110 MW hydel power project of North Eastern Electric Power Corp Ltd (NEEPCO) at Pare in Arunachal Pradesh, entailing an investment of Rs574 crore. The meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs ...

Power Shortage - TNEB to buy Power from NTPC and Reliance infra

Power Shortage - TNEB to buy Power from NTPC  and Reliance infra
To meet the serious power shortage, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to purchase power from private and public sector companies. With the state’s demand for power touching 9,000 MW a day during peak hours, it faces a shortfall of about 2,000 MW. The state Government is resorting to buying power...

PGCIL to lay India - Sreelanka under sea 400 KV HVDC cable

 PGCIL to lay India - Sreelanka under sea 400 KV HVDC cablePowerGrid Corporation of India had taken initial steps to lay down an under sea line between India and Sri Lanka. The proposed undersea high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line will be for the transfer of 500MW, which will be subsequently upgraded to 1,000 MW. The proposed undersea trans...

NTPC forays into cement manufacturing

NTPC forays into cement manufacturing

National Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC) plans to set up four fly-ash-based cement plants across the country over the next few years. It has recently sought expressions of interest from prospective joint venture partners to set up a company to manufacture cement. This is NTPC’s first step towards fo...

Realiance and BEST approach MERC for 30% tariff hike in Mumbai

Realiance and BEST approach MERC for 30% tariff hike in MumbaiReliance Infrastructure (RInfra), formerly known as Reliance Energy Limited, and the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking had approached the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking a tariff hike to make up for the expensive power they have to purchase fr...

Kahalgaon Thermal power station -500 MW unit coal fired

Kahalgaon Thermal power station -500 MW unit coal firedNTPC achieved major milestones when the Second 500 MW unit of expansion stage of Kahalgaon project situated in Bihar has since been coal fired on 03-11-2008, after its successful test synchronization. The Third 500 MW unit of the project is being readied for the boiler light up activities. The proje...

MERC restriction on power purchase - power crisis continues in Pune,Thane,Navi Mumbai

MERC restriction on power purchase - power crisis continues in Pune,Thane,Navi MumbaiMaharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) imposed a limit on the amount of power to be procured and the rate at which it can be purchased. This restricted the franchisee as the rate was fixed at Rs8.53 per unit while the prevailing market rate was around Rs9 to Rs10 a unit.

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