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  • CIL to raise fuel stock at power plants to 22 days

    CIL to raise fuel stock at power plants to 22 days

    Following successive months of slowdown, the company has managed to raise average daily production from 1.27 million tonnes in October to 1.8 million tonnes now. This increased stocks at power plants by 64% since October to 28 million tonnes—enough for 17 days. It is almost double last year’s stock position.

    Discoms suffering severe financial stress: Ind-Ra

    Discoms suffering severe financial stress: Ind-Ra

    Only four discoms – Dakshin Gujarat, Madhya Gujarat and Uttar Gujarat and Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company Ltd have outperformed their UDAY’s AT&C loss target in FY18.

    Independent power producers allowed to use Coal India supplies across plants

    Independent power producers allowed to use Coal India supplies across plants

    This is expected to reduce the cost of power generation making them more competitive because if a power company has separate fuel supply agreement for each plant, it can transfer coal from one plant to another. This would also reduce transport cost and take the load off railways during peak season.

    CMPDIL to help Singareni Collieries set up washeries

    CMPDIL to help Singareni Collieries set up washeries

    CMPDI will prepare tender documents, conduct technical assistance in evaluation of offers, approve design drawings & offer periodic supervision during execution. For the coal handling plants with washery, CMPDI will prepare tender documents, offer technical assistance in evaluation of offers and approve design drawings. The MOU is for a period of 3 years.

    CIL in talks with Russian company for extraction, import of coking coal

    CIL in talks with Russian company for extraction, import of coking coal

    VostokCoal-Diskon is developing coal extraction facilities at the Taimyr coal basin of Taymyr Peninsula in central Siberia. It has been exploring the area since 2016 and has recently opened two deposits that would touch peak capacity of 30 million tonnes a year. VostokCoal will build a coal terminal and create a specialised fleet for exporting coal round the year.

    Global coal power set for record fall in 2019: IEEFA

    Global coal power set for record fall in 2019: IEEFA

    In an analysis it said this would amount to a reduction of around 300 terawatt hours (TWh), more than the combined total output from coal in Germany, Spain and the UK last year. The analysis is based on monthly electricity sector data from around the world for the first seven to 10 months of the year, depending on data availability in each country.

    Top 20 footballers emit 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2019

    Top 20 footballers emit 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2019

    International status of football means the world’s best players spend a lot of their time travelling all over the globe to appear in European and international fixtures, but while they do so they continue to rack up air miles and cause further damage to the planet — often without doing enough or anything to offset it.

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