Logistics clouding coal
Though weak logistics support and lack of preparedness of power plants are to be blamed for the recent coal shortage at power plants, the crisis could have been avoided with better co-ordination among stakeholders.
Coal supplies: Losing ground
India has celebrated its moment under the sun when a few months back the then power minister announced that it has turned surplus in power supply. Though the statement has its share of ifs and buts, significant improvement in coal production was the reason for this.
TPPs for Sale
Power sector seems to have seen hectic activity over the last three years - in terms of generation, transmission and distribution of power and efforts to create and bolster demand. However, with every addition of a megawatt in power generating capacity the problems of the sector got accentuated.
What is expected of India's new power minister, asks BTI
In a major cabinet reshuffle, India’s erstwhile Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, demitted office to become the new Minister of Railways. RK Singh, an erstwhile bureaucrat and now a Member of Parliament, has been appointed as the new minister.
Rs 3653 cr received from coal blocks
The coal bearing state governments have received an amount of Rs 3,653 crore till June 2017, from the allocation of coal blocks/mines under the provisions of coal mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. Under the aforesaid Act, provisions of the entire revenue from allocation (auction and allotment) of coal blocks/mines under the accrues to the coal bearing state government concerned.
With India looking at solar playing a major role in the country's energy mix, an emerging sticking point is the imbalance between usage of imported v/s domestic PV panels for local projects.
EESL lights up High Commission of India, London in Tri-Colour lighting
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has lit up the High Commission of India, London with Tri-colour lightings. The High Commission which is situated in the iconic ‘India House’ building, in the heart of London, is now lit up with energy efficient façade lighting.
Problem of Plenty
India has become a power surplus nation, albeit with certain caveats. In its wake, it has changed the whole paradigm of generation sources, with solar and wind hogging the spotlight and coal being relegated a bit.