These utilities account for 51% of India's coal-based power capacity More than half the country’s coal-based power-generation capacity has been running on less than seven days’ fuel supply, power ministry data reveal. The latest numbers showed 34 of India’s 90 power stations were running on critical coal stocks — sufficient to sustain operations for less than seven days — as on Wednesday. These 34 stations account for 50,047 Mw of the country’s total 97,920-Mw power capacity (51 per cent).
The Delhi Government has sought the Centre’s permission to allow it to divert the gas supply meant for the Gas Turbine Power Plant and the Indraprastha Plant to its new plant at Bawana. Doing so, will help increase production at Bawana, which is currently being run much below its installed capacity of 1500 MW. With no additional supply of gas in sight, and the production of power at the three power plants dismally low, the Delhi Government has decided to juggle its existing supply of gas to ensure maximum utilisation of the fuel and better production of power.