Gencos Have Started Coal Import Related Process: Power Minister

Electricity generation companies (gencos) have started the process of importing coal for blending purposes, Union Power Minister R K Singh said on Tuesday. The Ministry of Power had on May 18 warned that if orders for coal imports are not placed by May 31, 2022 and the imported fuel does not start arriving at power plants by June 15, the defaulter gencos will have to increase their imports to the extent of 15 per cent. It further said if blending with domestic coal is does not start by June 15,…

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States Should Ask Gencos To Ensure Timely Imports Of Coal: Power Minister RK Singh

Union power minister R K Singh has asked several states to direct electricity generation companies to ensure timely imports of coal for blending purposes so as to meet the requirements during the monsoon season. According to the power ministry, directions have also been issued to all gencos (power generation companies) asking them to place import orders well in time. The ministry has clarified that if orders for coal imports are not placed by May 31, 2022 and the imported fuel does not start arriving at power plants by June 15, the defaulter gencos…

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Power & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh Meets Finnish Minister Mika Lintila

Union Power Minister RK Singh on Wednesday met Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintila. Singh met the Finnish Minister here today, a statement by the ministry of new and renewable energy stated. According to the statement, Singh highlighted India’s achievements in the RE (renewable energy) sector and conveyed that India is the only G20 country and major economy to have its actions consistent with the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as per the Paris Agreement. The Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy urged the Finnish Business Industry to collaborate and work on the opportunities…

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Power Minister Dedicates Automatic Generation Control To Nation

Union Power Minister R K Singh has dedicated to the nation the Automatic Generation Control (AGC) project which would help in maintaining the frequency and reliability of the electricity system. This is also expected to facilitate achieving the government’s ambitious target of 500 GW non-fossil fuel-based generation capacity by 2030, a power ministry statement said. The AGC is being operated by the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) through the National Load Despatch Centre. Through AGC, POSOCO sends signals to power plants every 4 seconds to maintain frequency and reliability of the power…

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Coal Stocks Improve At Power Plants In November: R K Singh

Coal stocks at over 136 power plants in the country improved to 18.95 million tonne (MT) in November this year as compared to the previous two months, Parliament was informed on Thursday. Stock of coal at these plants was 10.37 MT in September and 8.07 MT in October. “As on 26th November 2021, the total coal stocks available with 136 linkage-based power plants monitored on a daily basis in Central Electricity Authority (CEA) was 18.958 MT, which is sufficient to run these plants for an average of 9.5 days,” Power Minister…

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Coal Crisis: Tata Power Urges Delhi Customers To Use Electricity Judiciously This Afternoon

Tata Power arm Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (DDL), which operates mainly in northwest Delhi, has sent the SMS (message) to its customers The coal shortage crisis seems to be deepening as a Tata Power arm operating in Delhi has sent phone messages to its customers to use electricity judiciously in the afternoon referring to the ongoing issue.  Tata Power arm Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (DDL), which operates mainly in northwest Delhi, has sent the SMS (message) to its customers, a source said. The SMS sent on Saturday stated:…

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Power Minister Approves Dispute Avoidance Mechanism For Hydro Power Contracts

Power Minister R K Singh has approved formulation of ”Dispute Avoidance Mechanism” for construction contracts of central public sector enterprises executing hydro power projects, the power ministry said on Wednesday. The dispute avoidance mechanism mandates the appointment of independent engineers having domain knowledge of the subject for a specific project can have regular oversight over the project, with open communication with all the key stakeholders that can play an effective role in the avoidance of disputes, the ministry said in a release. A “Dispute Avoidance Mechanism” through ”Independent Engineer” (IE),…

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Singh Questions Mamata’s Intention In Opposing Electricity Bill; ‘Why To Promote Monopoly’

Power Minister R K Singh on Monday raised doubts over the intention of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in opposing the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, asking why she wants to protect monopoly in electricity distribution. Last week, Banerjee had reportedly wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, protesting against the government’s plan to introduce the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, in Parliament in the ongoing monsoon session despite reservations raised by the states. She had called the new amendments “anti-people”. When asked about the letter, Singh told reporters, “Why…

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Quality 24X7 Power Supply Key For Accelerated Economic Growth: R K Singh

Power Minister R K Singh on Friday said that providing quality and reliable power supply round-the-clock is a key factor for accelerated growth of the economy. ‘Providing 24×7 quality and reliable power supply with enhanced consumer satisfaction is very important as this is the key ingredient for accelerated growth of economy and country at large,’ Singh said in a statement after chairing a review meeting. He chaired the virtual meeting with Additional Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries (Power/Energy) and CMDs/MDs of DISCOMS of all States/UTs. Minister of State for Power Krishan Pal…

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