Clouds around coal
Coal plays an essential role in our global energy mix, particularly in India and the developing world through electricity generation. This fossil fuel has gained prominence due to its availability in abundance in the bowels of earth, lack of disastrous impact like nuclear plants do, and favourable economics it continues to enjoy in power generation
Govt to offer 26 per cent in DVC power plant to railways
The government plans to offer a 26 per cent stake in generation- to-irrigation utility Damodar Valley Corporation´s coal-fired power plant at Raghunathpur, WB, which is expected to be acquired by central generation utility NTPC, to the Indian Railways.
Industry suffers from low margins
In the recent past, coal shortages, scams, hike in prices of imported coal, lack of land availability, policy logjam and shortage of labour together paralyzed the prospects of the power sector and other heavy industries. In fact all the industrial sectors were having virtually no growth.
What ails the BTG sector?
While orders for 90 per cent of power projects in the 12th Five Year Plan have already been placed, boiler-turbine-generator (BTG) players are eyeing incremental power capacity additions of about 25,000 MW by 2022. Rahul Kamat explores the future opportunities...
DVC, CIL arrive at consensus on fuel pact
Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is learnt to have arrived at consensus with Coal India (CIL) on various elements of the fuel supply agreement (FSA) and the pact may be signed soon between both the state-run firms. Once the pact is signed, DVC would source 25 million tonne of coal from CIL from the present 12.5 million tonne per annum. Total links required by DVC in the 12th Plan period is 50 million tonne per annum, RN Sen, Chai