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70% of India’s coal-fired power plants won’t meet 2022 deadline, report says

By : Sustainability ..., May 22, 2020

India’s coal-fired power plants must meet stringent new emission norms by 2022, which were set in December 2015 by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEF&CC). But a new study report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) says with barely two...

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Govt to do away with mandatory washing of coal for thermal power units

By : Sustainability ..., May 6, 2020

The Centre is planning to do away with the mandatory requirement of washing of coal before it is transported to thermal power stations. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), in a discussion note, suggested that coal washing should be done away with...

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Coronavirus risks future of India's coal-fired power plants: IEEFA

By : Sustainability ..., May 5, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown have highlighted the growing financial risks to India's coal-fired power plant sector, a technology being replaced by new, cheaper, and cleaner renewable energy, an IEEFA note said on Monday. Entitled 'Who Would...

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SECI invites EoI to purchase power for blending with renewable sources

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 6, 2020

Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI) intends to blend inherently unsteady renewable power with power from steady generation sources including coal-fired thermal plants. “The objective of blending is to make firm power available round the clock in order to meet the...

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98 per cent state, 96 per cent private power plants yet to process Flu-gas desulfurizer (FGDs)

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2019

Flu-gas desulfurizer (FGD) is far from seeing the light of day in 98 per cent of the state-owned and 96 per cent of the private sector thermal power units. A ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC)-mandated technology, the FGD controls toxic sulphur...

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Tangedco opts for GPS to get wind power generation real time

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 25, 2019

Tangedco has started measuring wind power generation real time with the help of GPS over the last few months. GPS system has been installed in all windmills across the state and discom has been...

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Badarpur thermal power plant to shut down by October 15

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2018

The Badarpur thermal power plant will finally shut down this month with the Delhi government confirming that the Tughlaqabad sub-station will be ready in another two weeks. 

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