Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Coal ministry has requested CIL to reduce e-auctioning

Coal ministry has requested CIL to reduce e-auctioning.

Other major announcements made by Sri Piyush Goyal, Min for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy in the Rajya Sabha today.

  • Govt. to replace all 25 year-old power plants for enhanced power generation in the country.
  • Old plants will be given automatic clearance for coal linkage, will be allowed to enhance capacity up to 50%.
  • This year, 100% indigenous 1000 MW solar power plants will be set up in public sector companies.
  • Central Govt. is making all efforts to increase coal production in the country.
  • Coal linkages completely irrational, a study initiated on rationalisation; report expected to come by 31st August:
  • Central Govt. has fixed ambitious targets for generation and evacuation of New & Renewable energy
  • To implement all instructions on transporting of washed coal beyond 750 kms by Jan 2015 in the interest of environment
  • Coal sampling at unloading point also started on trial basis for public sector power plants to check quality matches.
  • Coal Ministry has introduced third party sampling of coal by purchaser to ensure quality coal.
  • 4 pilot projects have been started to develop energy storage technology:
  • To support new & renewable energy sector, Finance Minister has increased clean energy cess on coal from Rs.50/tonne to Rs.100/tone in the budget.