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NTPC Board clears over Rs 10,000-cr investment

The board of directors of NTPC, country's largest power producer, has approved investment of over Rs 10,000 crore for executing two thermal plants.

Closing nuclear fuel cycle important to meet climate change threat

With the threat of climate change looming large, it is important to close the nuclear power fuel cycle so that the base fuel could be used more efficiently. With a closed fuel cycle, nuclear power is almost akin to renewable energy, said a senior official here.

Eight crore households in India still without electricity: Piyush Goyal

Eight crore households in the country, home to more than 40 crore people, have no access to electricity, Power Minister Piyush Goyal admitted in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Allow to set up N-plants at thermal power plant sites: AEC

With public opposition to nuclear energy plants leading to land acquisition issues, AEC chairman R K Sinha today suggested that the government could allow it to use the sites earmarked for thermal plants to set up N-plants.

6 states ask CIL to restrain fuel supplies as demand drops

Even as the government battles to secure fuel for thermal power plants in the country, as many as six states including Gujarat, Haryana and Tamil Nadu have asked state-run Coal India to restrain supplies.

Coal stocks at thermal power plants improve in June: CEA

Coal stocks at thermal power stations in the country have shown an increase, mainly due to improved supplies of the fuel and lower demand for electricity.

Power generation stopped in TN thermal plant`s two units

Power generation was on Monday stopped at the Thermal power plant here after its two units developed some technical problems, officials said.

Thermal power plants taking heavy health and human toll

That India needs to make a sustained shift from coal-fired power plants to cleaner energy sources has once again found fresh resonance in a new report.

Coal demand-supply gap likely to touch 266 MT by FY'17: IMaCS

The demand-supply gap of coal may widen to 266 million tonnes (MT) by 2016-17, primarily due to the rising demand from thermal power plants, according to management and development consulting firm IMaCS.

Over 1,000 CISF personnel for thermal power plants

Govt has sanctioned more than 1,000 CISF personnel for providing security cover to various thermal power plants across the country besides the Infosys.

CoalMin to issue blocks for NTPC's thermal power plants

The Coal Ministry will soon allocate coal blocks to NTPC's proposed four thermal power plants, including 500 MW Unchahar Thermal Power Station in Raibareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

Centre to help UP, Bihar in modernising thermal power plants

The Centre on Friday promised to help Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in renovation and modernisation of thermal power plants whose plant load factor (PLF) was low.