Goyal tells WCL to supply ample coal to Mahagenco
Western Coalfields (WCL) has been instructed by Piyush Goyal, Coal and Railway Minister, to supply ample and good quality coal to Mahagenco with sufficient rakes for supplying coal to the state’s power generation company.
A Mechanical Engineer by qualification, Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, has over 28 years of experience in power generation sector. He started his career with NTPC and has worked at various levels in both Indian and multi-national companies such as Powergen, CLP, IDFC, CESC and AES.
Koradi, Khaparkheda plants losing crores
The Koradi and Khaparkheda Thermal Power Stations paid a whopping Rs 28 crore while the Chandrapur plant coughed up Rs 19 crore towards demurrage charges to railways for holding up coal rake beyond the free time in the last two years. As per railway rules, the power stations are allowed only 7 hours to unload coal.
Good monsoon A mixed blessing
After enduring two consecutive years of drought, the monsoon in India has been recorded as ´normal´ in 2016, at just 3 per cent below the long term average. The monsoon, which spans from June to September, is said to be normal when rainfall is between 96-104 per cent of the long term (50 year) average of about 88 centimetres
Coal India ties up with APGenco
In need of fuel for its 2x800 MW power station at Krishnapatnam, APGenco has procured 5 million tonne of low quality (4,100 kilo calorie) coal from CIL subsidiary Mahanandi Coalfields in Odisha
NGT issues notice to coal, power cos
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued notices to Central and Maharashtra governments for flouting its order on clean coal norm.
Mahagenco´s six new units get coal linkage
After a long wait, state-run power generation company Mahagenco has finally got coal linkage for its new units. The standing linkage committee (SLC) of coal ministry has agreed to grant temporary linkage for a period of two years to six new units of the company having total generation capacity of 3,230 MW.
Maharashtra seeks investments, but industrial power tariff high
Though Maharashtra has been inviting industries in the state to boost investments, it has failed to reduce industrial power tariff. The state still has 25 per cent higher tariff than the neighbouring states of Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.