Rise in coal based thermal power generation

Coal stocks are dwindling at thermal power plants

GN Bureau | September 13, 2017


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 There has been growth of 17 percent in coal based thermal power generation, primarily due to reduction in hydro power generation by 12 percent, in nuclear power generation by 36 percent and others by 7 percent in August, 2017 compared to August 2016. 

 
Secretary, coal ministry, Susheel Kumar reviewed the coal supply position to the thermal power plants (TPPs) in the country. 
 
Coal India Limited, CMD Gopal Singh said the TPPs had earlier regulated and reduced their coal intake. Currently, when the production in coal companies and off take from them is sporadically restrained on account of excessive rainfall, there has been a sudden surge in coal based power generation, resulting in dwindling coal stock at the TPPs.
 
He said that there has been a growth of 17.8 percent in coal off take in August, 2017 as compared to August, 2016. The overall cumulative growth in coal off take is 7.2 percent in the current year corresponding to the same period last year.
 
To meet the emergent situation of coal supply, Kumar issued a series of directions to CIL including increase in coal loading through railway rakes to 250 rakes per day by CIL, requesting ministry of railways to position these rakes in consultation with CIL subsidiaries, of these, 225 rakes per day shall be supplied to the power sector. For every power plant, one subsidiary of CIL has been assigned the role of lead company.

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