CIL to raise fuel stock at power plants to 22 days
Following successive months of slowdown, the company has managed to raise average daily production from 1.27 million tonnes in October to 1.8 million tonnes now. This increased stocks at power plants by 64% since October to 28 million tonnes—enough for 17 days. It is almost double last year’s stock position.
Tamil Nadu's Trichy City Corporation launches work on solar power plant
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US Army will fund rare earths plant for weapons development
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Rajasthan: Discoms trip on payment to solar firms raises NPA fears
The discoms have not paid the dues for the past one year running into an estimated Rs 250-300 crore. The non-payment has also led to developers stalling ongoing projects, resulting in job losses in the sector.
Independent power producers allowed to use Coal India supplies across plants
This is expected to reduce the cost of power generation making them more competitive because if a power company has separate fuel supply agreement for each plant, it can transfer coal from one plant to another. This would also reduce transport cost and take the load off railways during peak season.
Russia supplies fuel to India’s oldest nuclear power plant
TVEL, fuel division of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, has been supplying uranium fuel pellets for Tarapur on a regular basis in 2019. The total volume of the fuel pellets supplied to India for Tarapur in 2019 exceeded 50 tons. The pellets will be used for fabrication of nuclear fuel assemblies for the Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant.
Noida authority to set up 5 Megawatt solar power plants at multiple locations
The decision is yet to be made through e-tendering process for finalisation of contractor for installation, operation and maintenance for 25 years of the 5 MW solar photovoltaic plants.
Banks gave USD 745 billion to groups planning new coal power plants: NGOs
The report's release comes as world leaders met this week in Madrid for a 12-day UN climate summit, where they are expected to hammer out some of the details of the 2015 Paris agreement. But the report released by environmental groups on Thursday cites more than 1,000 new coal power stations or units in the pipeline.
Italy presses steelmaker to agree deal on plant, save jobs
The French-Indian steelmaker balked at continuing to operate the steel plant after the Italian government recently removed immunity from prosecution in case of environmental damage. But the company's Italian CEO also cited various legal challenges and other difficulties it claims thwarts production goals set out in the deal with Italy.
Govt prepares to auction coal to stressed power plants
The auctions, likely to start by February next year, will be reserved for non-captive power plants which do not have power purchase agreements (PPAs) for more than half their capacity, according to the bid guidelines released by the power ministry.
Nuclear plants in country safe: Government
Jitendra Singh said there was an identification of a malware infection on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) administrative network which is used for day-to-day administrative activities.
Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to declare 'no new coal' policy; future demands to be met by renewable & flexible based energy
Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu are states with the highest renewable energy potential in the country. Their installed renewable energy capacities are either higher than coal power or are on a path to overtake it.
Power ministry unveils norms for allocating coal linkage to plants without PPAs
Earlier, PPA was a pre-requisite for getting coal linkage. But, the government relaxed the norms under SHAKTI, or the Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India, policy this year in March. For this purpose, the power ministry on Monday issued the methodology for the same.
China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy
But as China's economy slows to the lowest level in a quarter century - around 6% growth, according to government statistics - policymakers are doubling down on support for coal and other heavy industries, the traditional backbones of China's energy system and economy.
Coimbatore civic body to open its second solar power plant
The plant, which consists of 3,168 solar panels with a capacity of 320watts each, has been set up across 5.5 acres within the premises of old dump yard at Kavundampalayam.
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