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 supply of coal to power sector drops by 5% to 277 million tonnes in April-November


Coal supply by state-run Coal India Limited (CIL) to the power sector declined by 5.3 per cent to 277.46 million tonnes in the April-November period of the current fiscal. The state-owned company had supplied 292.88 million tonnes of coal to the power sector in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, according to official data. In November, […]

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Discoms’ outstanding dues to power companies rise by 37% to Rs 1.33 lakh crore in August 2020


The total dues owed by distribution firms to power generating companies rose by over 37 per cent year-on-year to Rs 1.33 lakh crore in August 2020, reflecting stress in the sector. Distribution companies (discoms) owed a total of Rs 96,963 crore to power generation firms in August 2019, according to the portal PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification […]

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Coal imports by power companies in the first half of 2019 rise over 53% from year ago

Coal imports by Indian coal utilities during the first half of 2019 rose 53.4 per cent from a year earlier to 35.47 million tonnes, data provided by India’s Central  Electricity Authority (CEA) showed. Demand for seaborne coal imports in India has risen because of a fast rising population and the unavailability of alternative fuels such […]

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