State-run power giant NTPC revised its installed and commercial capacities downward to 51,383 MW and 50,583 MW respectively after the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) deleted its 325 MW capacity

Jharkhand on Monday handed over assets of Patratu Thermal Power Station (PTPS) to a joint venture company of NTPC and the State government.

Ranchi, Aug.

Ranchi, July 9: To make industries more accountable, cement and power plants of Jharkhand will henceforth have to be a part of a mandatory online ambient air quality monitoring system that will hel


Ranchi, Aug. 3: While the state is reeling from severe power crisis, the lack of Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited (TVNL) chairman is a spanner in generating capacity power at the plant.

Equipped with two units with a total installed capacity of 440 MW, TVNL is being forced to operate only one. Reason: since June 18, there is no one to authorise payments for regular coal purchases or to renew contracts with transporters for carrying coal from the collieries of Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) to the TVNL plant at Lalpania.

Ranchi, April 25: After yesterday

Ranchi, March 28: Technical snags forced a shutdown at Patratu Thermal Power Station in Ramgarh, plunging the capital and 11 districts into darkness today. The situation is unlikely to improve in the next four days.

- Energy minister Raghubar Das gives 3-member committee 15 days to submit report
reasons for darkness

Ranchi, Jan. 27: Deputy chief minister Raghubar Das, who holds charge of the energy department, has set up a three-member committee to probe frequent breakdowns at the Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Ltd (TVNL) plant.

Barely 24 hours after power supply was back to normal, most parts of the state plunged into darkness again with three units at Patratu Thermal Power Station developing technical snags and power generation plummeting to 270MW against a peak time demand of over 850MW.

India's 36 per cent thermal power stations are facing acute fuel problem and are operating on coal stocks of less than a week, coinciding with approaching summer.