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India risks another power crisis in July-August: Report on coal stock

Stock at power stations 'reducing consistently' since May 2020, says CREA.

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
A lower pre-monsoon coal stock at thermal power plants in India is suggestive of another power crisis in July-August, independent research organisation CREA has said.

The current coal stock stands at 13.5 million tonnes at pithead power stations and 20.7 MT cumulatively at all power plants across the country. "The data compiled from official sources suggest that the coal power plants are in no position to address even a minor spike in the power demand and there is a need to plan for coal transportation well in advance," Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air's (CREA) latest report 'Failure

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First Published: May 29 2022 | 3:11 PM IST

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