NTPC's Farakka plant gets green panel nod for coal supply
An Environment Ministry panel has given permission to state-run NTPC for transporting imported coal to its Farakka Thermal Power Plant in West Bengal via national waterways for another 6 months till January 2017. In July 2014, NTPC was given temporary permission to transport imported coal, up to 1.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), for one year.
Karnataka electrified with surplus power
Reeling under severe shortage of power until a few months ago, Karnataka is all of a sudden left with the bounty of surplus power. The surplus generation has left the energy department in a dilemma of whether to make arrangements for purchase of power to cope with the summer crisis or manage with its own.
NTPC´s Farakka plant gets green panel nod for coal supply
An Environment Ministry panel has given permission to state-run NTPC for transporting imported coal to its Farakka Thermal Power Plant in West Bengal via national waterways for another 6 months till January 2017.
Stranded in Debt
India has come a long way in addressing unmet power demand. Deficit has fallen from 8.7 per cent in 2012-13 to 2.1 per cent in 2015-16. In the last three years, the power sector saw capacity addition of 80 GW, of which 57 GW were coal-fired Thermal Power Plants (TPPs).
Impact of costs should get pass through in tariffs
Preliminary estimates indicate capital expenditure requirement in the range of Rs.1.25 Cr/MW to Rs.1.5 Cr/MW, i.e about 20-25 per cent of the capital cost of a coal based power plant. Considering the above estimates, the total outlay involved could be about Rs.2.5 lakh crores.
Upgrades of extant capacities to cost Rs.2.4 lakh crore
New thermal plants deploying super-critical technology contribute significantly to reduction in CO2 emissions. The focus for coal-based power sector should be efficient management, especially in the areas of Plant Load Factor (PLF), efficiency improvement, pollution control, water consumption and ash utilisation
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