India is looking for overseas coal mines

India is looking for overseas coal mines
“Acquisition of coal mines overseas should be done in an aggressive manner to meet the energy requirements.  In an effort to reduce the widening demand supply gap of coal in the country, CIL is scouting for coal mines overseas and to bring increase trenchancy in coal block allocation, the provisions of MMDR Act have been amended and new sets of rules have been framed for allotting new blocks through competitive bidding,”  said Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal while talking at India Electricity 2013, an international exhibitions and conference held in Delhi during 16-18 Jan.He further added that recently, 14 blocks for power and 3 blocks for mining have been put on offer under government dispensation route. Few more blocks for offer to private sector are in the pipeline.
Power Secretary, P. Uma Shankar informed, “The government is working on regulations to enable power generation companies to provide transmission links with a view to easing the pressure on central transmission utility. We need to look at regulations to see that transmission is done properly and ensure that the power generating stations need to ask for medium and long-term open access that is why transmission planning is required.”
“Since transmission has to be directional; connecting the grid is not enough and there is a need to ensure that generating stations look into grid connectivity. States must carry out reforms as envisaged in the re-structuring package in order to avail the benefits,” Mr Uma Shankar.
Power Grid Corporation caters to the transmission needs of the entire country.

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India is looking for overseas coal mines

India is looking for overseas coal mines
“Acquisition of coal mines overseas should be done in an aggressive manner to meet the energy requirements.  In an effort to reduce the widening demand supply gap of coal in the country, CIL is scouting for coal mines overseas and to bring increase trenchancy in coal block allocation, the provisions of MMDR Act have been amended and new sets of rules have been framed for allotting new blocks through competitive bidding,”  said Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal while talking at India Electricity 2013, an international exhibitions and conference held in Delhi during 16-18 Jan.He further added that recently, 14 blocks for power and 3 blocks for mining have been put on offer under government dispensation route. Few more blocks for offer to private sector are in the pipeline.
Power Secretary, P. Uma Shankar informed, “The government is working on regulations to enable power generation companies to provide transmission links with a view to easing the pressure on central transmission utility. We need to look at regulations to see that transmission is done properly and ensure that the power generating stations need to ask for medium and long-term open access that is why transmission planning is required.”
“Since transmission has to be directional; connecting the grid is not enough and there is a need to ensure that generating stations look into grid connectivity. States must carry out reforms as envisaged in the re-structuring package in order to avail the benefits,” Mr Uma Shankar.
Power Grid Corporation caters to the transmission needs of the entire country.

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