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State power firms to import 52 MT coal in FY16

State-owned power generation companies will import about 52 million tonnes of coal, accounting for 70 percent of total dry fuel imports by power firms in the current fiscal, to meet their requirements.

Peak power deficit down to 3.3% in Dec: CEA

Peak power deficit in the country reduced to 3.3 percent last month due to improved coal supplies, generation capacity addition and connectivity of the southern transmission network with the National Grid.

Coal Ministry says taking steps to boost coal supplies

The Coal Ministry on Wednesday said it is working in tandem with the Railway Ministry for expeditious laying of three critical rail lines in three states to transport the dry fuel.

Peak power deficit lowers slightly to 3.7% in Nov: CEA

Power requirement during November was 1,37,620 MW of which 1,32,530 MW was met, leaving a shortfall of 5,090 MW, according to an official data by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

Offer at least 20% discount on CIL price for auction: PowerMin

According to sources, Power Ministry has made this suggestion on advice from its techno-economic clearance arm Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

Coal stocks at power plants lowest in 25 years: CEA

According to latest data (October 13) by the Central Electricity Authority, total fuel stocks at 103 coal-based stations have come down to 7.2 million tonnes.

Coal India misses output target for 5th month in a row

State-owned Coal India missed the output target for the fifth consecutive month producing 34.88 million tonnes (MT) of coal in September against targeted 36.17 MT even as acute fuel shortages continue to hit power generation.

India's coal imports increase 18.47% in first half of FY'15

Driven largely by an increase in coal imports by fuel-starved power stations, India's dry-fuel imports rose 18.47 percent to 110.15 million tonnes (MT) in April-September period of the current fiscal.

Coal stocks at 56 thermal plants critical: CEA

As per the latest data (September 29) by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), 56 coal-based power plants reported critical fuel stocks of less than seven days.

Coal stock position at thermal plants to improve in a month

The critical coal stock position at thermal power plants across the country is likely to stabilise after about a month.

Panel of third party samplers of coal constituted

The Central Electricity Authority has constituted a panel of third party samplers of coal, including Mineral Exploration Corp, amid charges that stones are being despatched by CIL even after the introduction of the mechanism to assess the quality of the dry fuel.

Goyal asks CIL for action plan to augment output by 150 MT

Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal has directed state-owned CIL and its subsidiaries to submit an immediate action plan to augment their output by 150 million tonnes (MT) within a year.

50 mini, micro hydel power projects identified in Meghalaya

As many as 50 mini and micro hydel power projects have been identified in different districts of Meghalaya aimed at meeting the state`s power requirements.

Power generation rises 11% in April: CEA

Electricity generation rose to 86.6 billion units from 77.87 billion in April last year.

Govt targets over 1,000 bn units of power generation in FY15

The government has set a target of generating over 1,000 billion units of electricity during the current financial year, according to official data.

CEA asks Tata, Hindalco others to speed up coal mine output

The Central Electricity Authority has asked companies including NTPC, Hindalco, Tata Power and Tata Steel to expedite production from captive coal blocks allocated to them and inform it about any constraints.

Neerja Mathur likely to be first woman chairperson of CEA

Neerja Mathur is likely to be appointed as the first woman Chairperson of Central Electricity Authority.

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.

NTPC-CIL spat: CEA coal supply status unavailable since Mar 21

The Central Electricity Authority has not published daily coal stock position since March 21, including the period in which NTPC and CIL had locked horns over supply issue.

Country faced peak power deficit of over 12,000 MW in 2012-13

The country faced a huge power deficit of over 12,000 MW during the peak hours in the last financial year, according to a report by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).