Northern Coalfields Ltd ties up with NTPC to install solar power project in Madhya Pradesh

State-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) announced that its subsidiary Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has tied up with power major NTPC to install a 50 megawatt (MW) solar power project in Madhya Pradesh. This will be the first ground-mounted solar project for NCL for which the project consultant NTPC has invited bids with a pre-bid date […]

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Government’s Rs 4,500 crore Production Linked Incentive scheme for renewables finds 18 applicants

India’s big business corporate houses like Reliance, Adani, Tata, and Jindal are some of the 18 companies that have applied for the government’s Rs 4,500 crore production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme. They expect to start or increase their manufacturing capacity with the help of these funds. State-owned giant, Coal India Limited (CIL), which is also trying […]

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Coal India steps up coal supply to power sector; urges gencos not to regulate coal intake

State-owned CIL has been writing to power generating companies since October last year urging them not to regulate the intake of coal and build up stock at their end, so that the electricity production does not suffer during summmer and monsoon seasons, according to official sources. The development assumes significance in the wake of power houses in […]

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Coal India’s e-auction allocation up 29% during April-July this year

State-owned Coal India  said its e-auction allocation stood at 35.5 million tonnes (MT) during April-July 2021 under five auction categories, registering a sharp 28.6 per cent increase over the same period a year ago. Its e-auction allocation was 27.6 MT in the corresponding four months of the 2020-21 fiscal. Coal India Ltd’s (CIL) actual e-auction net […]

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Coal supply to power plants dipped in past 3 years; declined more in FY21 due to COVID: Power Minister

Coal supply to power plants dipped during the last three years, but declined more in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s power minister informed the parliament. Coal supplies to power plants stood at 643.7 million tonnes in 2018-19, 638.7 million tonnes in 2019-20 and 596.3 million tonnes in 2020-21. It was 171.7 million tonnes […]

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CIL sends 4000 tonnes of coal to Bangladesh’s Rampal power plant; first after export restriction lifted last month

Coal India Ltd (CIL) sent a rake with around 4,000 tonnes of coal to Bangladesh, the first after the state-owned company allowed exports of its dry fuel procured by domestic buyers under e-auction windows last month. The coal is meant for the 1,320 MW Rampal thermal power station, an NTPC and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) Joint Venture, […]

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CIL forges ahead towards energy efficiency

To reduce its carbon footprint, Coal India Ltd (CIL) has put special thrust on energy efficiency measures and is forging ahead with a series of measures to offset carbon emission in mining operation in all its coal producing companies. CIL has also drawn an ambitious 5-year plan of carbon offset in different fields of its […]

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Coal India Ltd testing green energy; ventures into solar power off blocks in hunt for green energy

Having bagged an initial 100-MW solar power project in Gujarat, Coal India Ltd. aims to build a 3,000-MW portfolio as part of its agenda to turn carbon-neutral by 2024. The power purchase agreement (PPA) signed recently between the Coal India Ltd (CIL) and Gujarat Urja Vikash Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) for supply of solar power to Gujarat, though small in size, […]

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