The coal shortage crisis in thermal power projects does not appear to be abating anytime soon as the number of non-mining power plants with less than four days of dry fuel supply (supercritical supply) rose to 70 this Sunday. , compared to 64 a week ago. On October 3rd. according to government information. According to the latest data from the coal inventory of the 135 plants with more than 165 GW of installed generation capacity, which are monitored by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), on October 10, 70 plants are classified as supercritical or have less than four days. made out of fuel. 2021, compared to 64 a week ago on October 3, 2021. 4,444 The data also showed that the number of wellheadless power plants with less than seven days of fuel (critical inventory) increased from 25 such projects per week to 26 the Sunday before. on October 3, 2021. In addition, the data also showed that the number of wellhead and non-wellhead systems with up to a week of dry fuel available increased from 107 in the last week of October to 115 this Sunday, 3 , 2021.
However, it turned out that the situation of the plants with zero-day dry fuel has improved, since there were 17 plants of this type with a cumulative capacity of 16,430 MW this Sunday, compared to 17 plants with 21,325 MW of capacity. a week ago on October 3. This Sunday, 26 power plants with 34,930 MW capacity had fuel for one day compared to 20 power plants with 22,550 MW a week ago.
Similarly, 22 plants at 27,325 had coal for two days on Sunday compared to 20 plants at 29,960 MW a week ago. The number of power plants with three days of coal was 18 on Sunday with 24,094 MW compared to 19 plants with 22,000 MW a week ago. 13 plants with 15,210 MW capacity had coal for four days on Sunday compared to 15 plants with 16,890 MW a week ago.
The plants that had five days of coal on Sunday were 11 on Sunday with 10,775 MW compared to 6 power plants with 7,174 MW. The number of plants with six days of coal storage was eight on Sunday with a production of 11,450 MW compared to nine plants with a production of 9,360 MW a week ago.
Hours earlier, the Union Minister of the Interior, Amit Shah, met with the Minister of Energy, R. K. Singh, and the Minister of Coal, Pralhad Joshi, amid the current coal crisis in power plants. During the hour-long meeting, the three ministers are said to have discussed the availability of coal for power plants and the current demand for electricity. 4,444 senior officials from the energy and coal ministries attended the meeting. A senior official said the situation will continue to improve as fall begins and coal deliveries increase. The official also said the union and coal secretaries would give a detailed presentation on the matter to the chief secretary in the prime minister’s office on Tuesday.