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
Telangana to add 5880 MW new capacity
Telangana Energy Minister Jagadish Reddy informed the State Legislative Assembly that the state would get an additional power of 5,880 MW by 2018-19.
Delay drains out energy
Now let´s take stock of sector-wise performance of projects, their cost overrun and reasons. To start with, both projects in the atomic energy sector are delayed. During the month, project ´Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor´ (Bhavini, 500 MWE), has reported additional delay of18 months due to logjam in delivery of certain critical items on account of longer (than expected) time taken for rigorous testing and qualification.
Coal India eyes annual output of 354 MT from 118 projects
Against widening demand-supply deficit, the world's largest miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) is set to take up 118 projects envisaging 354 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) output in three years, Parliament has been informed.
Seven coal blocks identified for underground coal gasification
The Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) Technology has not been established in India. To expedite the UCG development in India, Ministry of Coal (MoC) has issued Gazette Notification wherein the production of syngas obtained through coal gasification (Underground and Surface) and coal liquefaction to be end uses for the purposes of Coal Mines Nationalization Act.