Govt Yet To Clarify Status Of Captive Coal Block Bundled With The 4000 MW Project

POWER Finance Corp (PFC), the nodal agency for ultra mega mega power projects (UMPP), has extended by two months the deadline for submitting initial requests for participation in bidding for the Chhattisgarh project, delaying the project further.

Due to coal shortage power production in thermal power projects of the MP Electricity Board has affected adversely. Several units have been closed because of shortage in coal supply. Electricity Board officials are trying their level best at the highest level to overcome the coal shortage. In spite of this supply of coal is being reduced.

New Delhi: Reliance Industries (RIL) has firmed up its plans to enter the power sector. Sources said the company will bid for two ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) in Chhattisgarh and Orissa. In addition, it is also likely to bid for the 2,000-MW Bhadravati project of the Ispat group in Maharashtra.

PFC To Invite Pre-Qualification Bids For 4,000 MW Project
Subhash Narayan NEW DELHI

THE government will kick-start the bidding process for the 4,000 mw Orissa power project this week, undeterred by the setback suffered by the Chhattisgarh ultra mega power project that faces uncertainty over allocation of captive coal blocks.

Thermal projects of more than 14,000 MW, at an estimated investment of Rs 70,000 crore, are embroiled in power play. The Chhattisgarh Government and Union Ministries for Power and Coal are ranged against Union Ministry for Environment & Forest for refusing clearances and putting the projects on hold.

If it wasn't for frenetic industrial activity underway in the backwaters of Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh's dreams would sound utopian. But the clanging of metal and bright sparks coming out from a welder's torch at the third unit of the 1,620-mw Lanco Amarkantak power plant under construction just off the Korba-Champa highway are a clear pointer to changing times.

Lack Of Clarity On Allocation Of Captive Coal Blocks To Chhattisgarh Project

THE last date for submission of requests for qualification for the first ultra mega power project (UMPP) on offer this fiscal has been extended by a couple of months, due to a lack of clarity on the allocation of captive coal blocks to the project.

Chandigarh: Punjab will ask for an additional allocation of 1,000 mega watts of power from the central pool during the annual meeting of the All-India Power Ministers Conference at Delhi tomorrow so as to ensure adequate electricity supply to farmers during the upcoming paddy season this year.

Coal Blocks For Project Unlikely To Get Ministry Approval

DIVERSIFIED business conglomerate Videocon today said it plans to generate 5,000 MW power through projects in Gujarat, Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra and West Bengal.