Indian coal stockpiles hit record highs

Last Modified: Tue Mar 15 2016 07:44:53 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 37.2 MT
    Coal stockpiles at Indian coal-fired power plants stood at a high on 10 March, according to figures from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
  • 65.6%
    Increase on the same date last year.
  • 26 days
    Average stock across all plants in the country, compared to just 16 last year.
  • 10
    The number of coal-fired power plants that faced a critical shortage (less than 3 days coal burn) of coal last year and a further 12 reporting they had just 4 – 6 days of coal burn left.
  • 10%
    Drop in coal imports. Foreign coal accounted for 2.6 MT of the total stockpile compared to 2.9 MT last year.
  • 101
    Coal fired power plants in India with a combined capacity of 122.8 GW and daily coal requirement of 1.4 MT.
  • 30
    Average days of coal burn in the 27 coal-fired power plants in the north of the country.
  • 25
    Average days of coal burn in the 32 coal-fired power plants in the western region.
  • 26
    Average days of coal burn in the 26 coal-fired power plants in the south of the country and 16 plants in the eastern region.