Coal stockpiles at Indian coal-fired power plants stood at a high on 10 March, according to figures from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
Increase on the same date last year.
Average stock across all plants in the country, compared to just 16 last year.
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.
Drop in coal imports. Foreign coal accounted for 2.6 MT of the total stockpile compared to 2.9 MT last year.
Coal fired power plants in India with a combined capacity of 122.8 GW and daily coal requirement of 1.4 MT.
Average days of coal burn in the 27 coal-fired power plants in the north of the country.
Average days of coal burn in the 32 coal-fired power plants in the western region.
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.