Thursday, December 28, 2006

Coal Stocks Are Low at Power Plants

Energy Central News:

Be ready for a cold start to the New Year. Major power plants in the country could trip as they are running out of fuel just when power demand is seen to rise with the expected deepening of winter in January, a latest dossier put together by the Central Electricity Authority has warned.

According to the dossier, big generation units burning coal are running critically low on stocks. As of December 10, coal stock at power plants all over India was half the requirement. Against a need to keep stocks at 20 million tonnes, the inventory declined to 12.405 million tonnes.

In some plants, stocks are down to a level which will last for only 4-6 days.