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Imported coal: Govt proposes compensation for pass-through of increased power cost

The Ministry of Power has modified the norms for the pass-through of higher cost of imported coal used by thermal power plants

2 years after NLC boiler blast, CEA mandates power plants to hold yearly safety audits

Two years after two fatal fire mishaps were reported at NLC, the CEA has asked all thermal power plants to hold internal safety audits every year

AIPEF seeks withdrawal of Centre’s directive to gencos for coal imports

The AIPEF has urged the Central govt to withdraw its direction to state gencos for coal imports amid a shortage of the dry fuel

India’s coal production rises by 29% to 66.58 MT in April

The government said that the country's coal production rose 29 percent to 66.58 Million Tonnes (MT) in April, up from 51.62 MT recorded in April 2021

Coal import may push power supply cost for discoms by 4.5-5% in FY23

The govt measures to ease power supply constraints through higher coal imports are likely to increase the cost of supply for discoms by 4.5-5% in FY23: ICRA

Lack of coordination among ministries responsible for coal shortage, says AIPEF

Synopsis: The power outages across the country due to coal shortage are due to the lack of coordination amongst the coal ministry, railway ministry and power ministry, said Shailendra Dubey, the Chairman of All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF)

Govt mulls renewable generation obligation for all thermal power plants on lines of RPO

Synopsis: To reduce India's coal demand from the power sector and to make electricity cheaper for distribution companies, the government is considering a renewable energy (RE) generation obligation for all power plants on the lines of RPO, said Power Minister RK Singh

States resorting to load shedding due to huge unpaid bills for coal supplies: RK Singh

Synopsis: Minister for Power RK Singh has said that power outages in some states, mostly Opposition-ruled, are of their own making and there is enough capacity in the system to meet the increased power demand

Energy Crisis: Coal stock critical at 81 out of 150 thermal power plants, says AIPEF

Synopsis: Shailendra Dubey, Chairman of AIPEF, said that as per the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest daily coal report, coal stock at 81 out of a total of 150 thermal power stations using domestic coal is critical

AIPEF warns govt of energy crisis in 12 states due to low coal stock, seeks action

Synopsis: Drawing the attention of the Central and state governments towards the depleting coal inventory at domestic thermal power plants, the All India Power Engineers’ Federation (AIPEF) has warned of an impending energy crisis in 12 states

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