Category: Thermal

Almost all coal, nuclear, geothermal, solar thermal electric, and waste incineration plants, as well as many natural gas power plants are thermal.
Power plants burning coal, fuel oil, or natural gas are often called fossil-fuel power plants. Some biomass-fueled thermal power plants have appeared also. Non-nuclear thermal power plants, particularly fossil-fueled plants, which do not use co-generation are sometimes referred to as conventional power plants.

KCR mulls power tariff cut after reduction in coal rate

Hyderabad: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is seriously considering a proposal to reduce power tariff for some categories of consumers to pass on the benefits of reduced coal prices and efficiency improvement in the last three...

Trash plant project hits another hurdle

The state government’s order making the approval by a local-level monitoring committee (LLMC) mandatory for converting paddy land into dry land has come as yet another blow to the Kochi Corporation’s waste-to-energy (WTE) project. It was in...

Towards a less polluting power sector

The Indian power sector being one of the prime sources of emissions is presently going through a major transformation to ensure their reduction. The reform measures introduced by the Government in the form of...

NTPC bets on solar to power renewable energy biz

India’s largest thermal power producer NTPC, which in years to come will focus more on renewable energy, wants to increase its presence in solar power generation space. Besides, it is also exploring the possibility...

The debt threat lurking behind India’s power plants

In the central Indian village of Raikheda, the construction of a thermal coal power plant once promised jobs and economic progress. Years after its completion though, the debt-saddled project that promised power supply to...

NLC to acquire DVC’s Ragunathpur Thermal Power plant

NEW DELHI: The Neyveli Lignite Corporation of India Limited (NLCIL) has identified two more stressed power assets for acquisition, besides the 2×660 MW Ragunathpur Thermal Power Station of the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) that it...