Kahalgaon, Farakka, Talchar & Singrauli Plants Running At 20% Below Capacity
Niranjan Bharati NEW DELHI

AN ACUTE shortage of coal that is hampering power generation at several plants of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) may force the country

NEW DELHI: Reliance Power, the flagship power company of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), on Wednesday yet again sprang a surprise with its aggressive bid that won the 4,000 mw Tilaiya ultra mega power project (UMPP), the third such project in its kitty after Sasan (Madhya Pradesh) and Krishnapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

Dark, dark days ahead?

Statesman News Service
KOLKATA, Jan. 20: Power cuts in February are a serious possibility if coal supply does not increase, said state minister of power and non-conventional energy sources, Mr Mrinal Banerjee, today.

14 Jan 2009, 0254 hrs IST, ET Bureau

There's needless controversy over alleged diversion of coal from the proposed Sasan power project to the upcoming plant at Chitrangi, both in
Madhya Pradesh. The way ahead is to end the panoply of rigidities in coal, and repeal the Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act, 1973 post-haste, if need be with an ordinance.

NEW DELHI: The government has relaxed captive coal mining norms to allow power companies to divert surplus coal from one of their projects to another.

Permission will be given on a case-to-case basis to coal-surplus companies that approach the coal ministry, said a senior government official who asked not to be named.

NEW DELHI: Tata Power Company (TPC) has moved the Delhi High Court challenging government's decision to allow Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power to divert coal from the captive mines of Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) for use in other projects.

Energy audit is an essential part for developing energy saving devices. Presently energy is limited and substitutes are not sufficient. In the present study computerized model developed for the quick and efficient energy auditing with the help of C-language programme, it also suggest some alternate devices suitable for the case.

Integrated Energy Policy draft of the Planning Commission has propounded coal based power policy for the country. There are also few influential persons/ organizations advocating for such a policy. There has been a great rush to set up a large number of coal based power stations both in public and private sectors.

Energy plays a vital role in the development of any economy and given its unequal distribution trade in energy, especially fossil fuels, is an important component of international trade. In the past, due to its public good characteristics, energy-related services were mostly supplied by the government. With liberalization and globalization the sector underwent

Chandigarh: The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) and Indraprastha Power Generation Corporation Limited (IPGCL) signed an agreement for the formation of a joint venture company (JVC) for the development of a coal block in Singrauli, in Madhya Pradesh.