Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Maharashtra govt may not be able to meet 2012 power target - dnaindia.com

Maharashtra govt may not be able to meet 2012 power target - dnaindia.com
Mumbai: The government has been claiming a load-shedding free Maharashtra by 2012, but the provision in the budget indicates otherwise.

Three of its major power generation plants, with consolidated generation of more than 4,000mw, are expected to be commissioned not before 2014-15, the budget document states.

The government expects 1,200mw power from Uran Gas Project, 1,320mw from a thermal power project in Dhule, and 1,600mw from a thermal power project in Ratangiri by 2014-15.

Though it has claimed that land acquisition is underway for the thermal projects, the ground reality is otherwise.

The acquisition has been facing resistance from the locals, and the department has no clarity on the other administrative aspects of the project.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Thermal power in Konkan -ebooks

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PFC moving ahead for ultra mega Girye power plant
5x800MW imported coal based ultra mega thermal power project at Girye in Maharashtra by the month end.... to have engaged Konkan Agricultural University to conduct a study on the possible effects of thepowerplant ...
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JSW Energy – Ratnagiri Power Station
1200 MW thermal power station being set up by JSW Energy Ratnagairi Limited. at Jaigarh in ... The Delhi High Court in its order directed that the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) to re-examine the approval already granted after considering the reports. of Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli (KKVD) on the ...
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Birla Power to invest Rs 5000 cr in thermal & solar power projects

Birla Power to invest Rs 5000 cr in thermal & solar power projects
Economic Times
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

India Power Companies’ Coal Imports May Fall Short of Target - BusinessWeek

India Power Companies’ Coal Imports May Fall Short of Target - BusinessWeek

By Dinakar Sethuraman

March 9 (Bloomberg) -- Indian power companies’ coal imports may fall short of a 47 million metric-ton target in the year ending March 2011, according to a report by a shipbroker.

“This is a stretched target and actual imports in 2010-11 may be only to the tune of around 38-40 million tons,” InterOcean said in a note today.

That compares with targeted purchases of 28.7 million tons in the previous fiscal year, InterOcean said, citing data from the Central Electricity Authority, India’s regulator. Actual imports may be lower at 23 million tons, it said.

India, the world’s second-most populous nation, will import 76 million tons of thermal coal and coking coal for steelmaking in the 2010 fiscal year, according to mjunction Services Ltd., a Web-based trader backed by the country’s biggest steel producers, in January. That’s up from 59 million tons in the previous period. Imports will rise to 110 million tons in 2012.

State utilities including National Thermal Power Corp. and some private units such as Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. may account for as much as 35 million tons of targeted coal purchases in fiscal 2011 while other non-state units including Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., Adani Power Ltd., Torrent Power Ltd. and Lanco Infratech Ltd. may import 12 million tons, according to the report.

National Thermal Power, India’s biggest generator, has a coal import target of 13.9 million tons for fiscal 2011 followed by Maharashtra State Power Generation Ltd. at 3.35 million tons, according to the report.

India’s power sector may consume 452 million tons of coal in fiscal 2011 of which about 388 million will be supplied from domestic mines, it said.

--Editors: Jane Lee, Ang Bee Lin.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dinakar Sethuraman in Singapore at dinakar@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Clyde Russell at crussell7@bloomberg.net.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Steep rise in coal imports required to power India

Moneylife : Steep rise in coal imports required to power India
The power ministry has estimated coal imports of 48 million tonnes in FY10-11, sharply higher than the expected imports of 28mt in the current fiscal, as domestic supply shrinks due to issues like environmental clearance and Naxalite threats

India’s coal imports for power production are likely to rise to 48 million tonnes (mt) in the next fiscal, sharply higher than the expected imports of 28mt for FY09-10. Both private and public power utilities are likely to contribute to this high figure. Despite India being a coal-rich country, delay in mining activities at captive coal blocks, inferior quality of coal and hindrances in domestic coal transportation has increased power utilities’ dependence on imported coal.

According to the HS Brahma, secretary, ministry of power, public and private power utilities will together import 48mt of coal in the next fiscal. The import volume has been planned to ensure regular fuel supply to Indian power plants. Australia, Indonesia and South Africa are the major countries catering to India’s coal demand.

As per a PTI report, the total coal requirement during the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12) is expected to touch 700 million tonnes, and the demand from power companies is likely to be at 550 million tonnes. A major portion of this requirement is likely to be met through coal imports.

The constant increase in coal imports by Indian power utilities is ironical, given that India has the fourth-largest reserves of coal in the world. However, effective utilisation of these reserves has hit roadblocks like environmental clearances, rehabilitation issues and the Naxalite movement.

Power utilities are increasingly looking at coal imports as an easier option to ensure coal linkages for their plants. With a large of number of captive coal blocks stuck in various pre-implementation stages, companies are more comfortable with their dependence on coal imports.

Coal blocks allotted for captive use to various power utilities as early as 2008, are still in the environmental clearance stage. The coal block allotted to GMR Energy in Orissa is one of the many examples. It is still in the environmental clearance phase, but company officials claim the coal linkage for the project has been secured and the plant will go on steam as scheduled, despite the delay in mining activity.

Similarly, Adani Group’s power plant in Tiroda (Maharashtra) hit a roadblock after two of its coal blocks in Lohara were refused environmental clearance.

Pramod Menon, chief financial officer, JSW Energy Ltd, confirms the necessity of imported coal. “Domestic coal has its own challenge; if we want to ramp up capacity, there are issues. We have tried to enter the space very differently, with a mix of domestic coal and imported coal. We generally take three to five years for exploration after allocation of a coal block. A lot of capacity is coming in, but we have to wait and watch out for the challenges which these capacities will face in procuring domestic coal. The reason for this is that we are not seeing a huge amount of coal capacity actually coming on-stream,” he said.

Coal linkages through imports have become extremely important for power utilities to ensure timely commissioning of their planned power capacities. An excellent example of this is the Videocon group. It has been able to achieve financial closure for its Gujarat power project due to assured coal linkages through imports. However, a second power project of the same group in Chhattisgarh still awaits financial closure. The coal supply for this plant will depend on captive coal blocks which have not been allotted. The group is confident that the Gujarat plant will be completed on schedule, but it refused to provide a timeline for the Chhattisgarh project as the coal linkages have not yet been secured.

Operational power plants in the country are also under constant threat of irregular coal supply due to mining and transportation issues. According to the Central Electricity Authority data, around 22 thermal power stations (TPS) were in the critical list with less than seven days of coal supply. Of these, 13 TPS are in the super-critical list with less than four days of coal supply. The number of TPSs in the critical list has been constant for several months, with no improvement in the coal supply scenario. The main reasons cited for the coal shortage are delay in coal imports or reduced coal supplies from the captive coal blocks for these plants.

India’s major coal reserves lie in the ‘red’ belt or the Naxal-affected regions of the country. Power plants fuelled by coal blocks in these regions face issues like irregular supply. Coal India Ltd, India’s largest coal supplier, is also seriously looking at the coal import option. CIL officials had earlier admitted to transportation problems from coal mines in the Naxal-affected regions of Jharkhand, Orissa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC), which is India’s largest power producer, plans to import coal in large quantities from Australia, despite the fact that domestic coal blocks have been allotted to each of its projects. It has already imported 9mt of the targeted 12.5mt during the current financial year (2009-10). NTPC’s thermal power stations at Farakka and Khalagaon have been on the super-critical list for several months due to inadequate coal supply.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Two TPPs okayed, Dhopave not considered

Steel Guru : Environment nod for 2 thermal power projects in Maharashtra:
"Mr Jairam Ramesh minister of state for environment and forests (independent charge) informed the Lok Sabha that government of Maharashtra has submitted two proposals namely 1600 MW Imported Coal based Thermal Power Plant at Dhopawe and 3x660 MW expansion/ replacement of units of Koradi Thermal power plant at Koradi for seeking Environment Clearance.

The Environment Clearance for expansion/replacement of units at Koradi Thermal Power Plant has been granted. The project at Dhopave could not be considered for environmental clearance due to incomplete information provided by the State Government."