Thermal Power

Thermal Power in India

In India, thermal based power generation is predominant as we have over 300 billion tonnes of coal reserve. Now over one-third of power generated is from coal based power. To drive economic growth, electricity needs to be a prime driver. Coal based capacity provides an important measure for rapid augmentation of electricity. Around 100 GW of thermal power capacity is being planned till 2022. Though over 12 Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) were announced only two became operational and one is under stoppage of work due to coal price. However, Indian government is actively working to award Cheyyur UMPP, Bedabahal UMPP and Bihar UMPP. Besides 63000 MW of thermal power projects are under construction and around 26400 MW of new capacities are being planned. Around 10000 MW of old thermal pow
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India one-third power generation capacity stands idle

India power generation capacity is estimated at 303 GW as of August 2016. Out of this close to one-third capacity is lying unused for a variety of reasons and even the operational ones are having capacity utilization at close to 60%. The government added about 24,000 mw of fresh conventional capacity last year and plans to add 86 gigawatt by 2022. In addition, 100 gigawatt of solar capacity is to be added by 2022. Some of the reasons for idle capacity are lack of power supply contracts with distribution companies, non-availability of coal, due to water shortage, some due to equipment failure and yet another set has been shut because its operations have turned uneconomical due to age of equipment.
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Thermal Power industry faces fundamental challenges

Thermal Power Sector in India in the past 5 years have seen a host of issues like coal scam, legal issues etc., but the main four which hindered the sector are the land availability, shortage of fuel and price hike in imported fuel/ drying out of gas in KG basin, environment and forest clearance. The above four had strangled the sector and is yet to recover after the change in government. Now, even the government is finding tough to acquire lands for the project and is hoping for the new land acquisition act. Apart from it, the state electricity boards in deep financial trouble are yet to cut distribution losses on par with developing economies. In India, the transmission losses are around 25%, while it is 15% in other countries. The reasons are a variety with inaccurate billing, pilfera
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    Facor Power Ventures Ltd

    Facor Power Ventures is a special purpose vehicle of Facor Group to develop a 600MW supercritical coal based thermal in the state of Chhattisgarh.

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    India Power Corp Ltd

    India Power Corporation Limited(IPCL) was set up in November 2003 with main objectives of Developing/Setting up, Installing, Operating, Generating, Distributing and Managing Pow

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    Indrajit Power Pvt Ltd

    Indrajit Power Pvt. Ltd. (IPPL) has been formed to generate thermal and green power. IPPL presently has 85 MW coal based thermal power plant at warbha, Maharashtra. IIPL propose

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    Meja Urja Nigam Ltd

    Meja Urja Nigam Ltd is a joint venture between NTPC And UPRUVNL which has been incorporated on 02.04.2008. The objective of the company is to set up a 2X 660MW Thermal Power Pla

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    Nabinagar Power Generating Co Ltd

    Nabinagar Power Generating Co Ltd, the JV Company was Incorporated on 09.09.2008 with Bihar State Electricity Board with an objective to set up 3x660 MW Thermal Power Plant at N

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    NTPC Ltd

    NTPC has come a long way from the day when construction of its first pithead super thermal power project at Singrauli in Uttar Pradesh commenced.

    NTPC, India's largest

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    Ratnagiri Gas Power Ltd

    Ratnagiri Gas & Power Co was set up to own and operate the assets of the erstwhile Dhabol Power Company ( 1x670 + 2x 740 MW) and 5 MMTPA LNG Regasification Terminal. The compani

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    Torrent Power Ltd

    Torrent Power is one of the early entrant when power sector was opened up in the Indian Power sector scene. It acquired erstwhile Ahmedabad Electricity Co Ltd and Surat Electric

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    TSGENCO

    Telangana Power Generation Corporation Limited has been incorporated under companies Act, 2013, on 19thMay 2014 and commenced its operations from 02.06.2014. it has been bifurca