Between 2020 and June 2020, several ash pond accidents have been reported across India. These accidents have caused deaths, extensive pollution of the water, air, soil and loss of property. Unfortunately, the public outrage associated with coal ash pollution remains limited to big disasters.

The expansion of the 460 MW Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) has yet again been delayed with the Union Ministry of Environment asking the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to hold a fre

An Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) study revealed thermal power plants contribute to rise in ambient temperature (temperature of the surroundings) by 2 to 3 degree Celsius.

Power plant complained that neighbouring villagers sometimes disrupt coal supply in support of their demand for jobs at the plant.

PPT and Bhushan Steel among offenders, closure direction on Hindalco CPP

The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has issued showcause notices on eight industries in 2012-13 for causing pollution and violating the norms of the board. Three other industries- Hindalco Industries' captive power plant at Hirakud (Sambalpur), Singhal Enterprises Pvt Ltd-Hirma (Jharsuguda) and Shyam Metaliks & Energy Ltd-Lapanga (Sambalpur) have been served closure directions.

The Brahmani river here is facing pollution threat.

New Delhi Close to 65,000 MW of power generation capacity is held up in the country due to shortage in fuel supply by state-run Coal India, says a report.

According to the latest CEA report, as many as 47 power stations suffered scarcity of fuel with stocks that could not last more than a week. These plants are categorised as stations with "critical" coal stock position of less than 7 seven days by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), apex power planning body.

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), which aims to run its Talcher power station at higher plant load factor (PLF), has requested the state government to direct Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd, a subsidiary of Coal India (CIL) to step up coal supply over and above the assured quantity.

The Talcher unit of the power producer is currently running at 91.45 per cent PLF against the target of 95 per cent. To maintain the target for the full year, the plant needs to run at 104 per cent PLF in the balance period and hence the need for more coal.

Power generation in the 3,000 MW NTPC-Kaniha has been drastically curtailed this month due to coal shortage.

ANGUL: Even as the country is in the grip of the coalgate fever, India’s second largest power plant at Kaniha has shut down a 500-MW unit due to coal shortage.