Solid Fuel Requirement of Gujarat State. A L Thakor, GM (LP&S / P,R&D) - GMDC. Power Sector at a Glance in Country. Fuel requirement.
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A L Thakor,
GM (LP&S / P,R&D) - GMDC
The requirement of various fuels for the thermal plants during the terminal year of the 11th Plan (2011-12) at normative generation parameters in the table below.
Fuel requirement (Tentative) during 2011-12
Total Reserves : 2,85,862 Million Tonnes
Source : Ministry of Coal website
iv) Deterioration of law and order situation in some of the coal producing States.
v) Need to address R & R issues with the approach of inductive growth.
vi) Technology upgradation –
a) Development of Underground Mines using high capacity long wall equipment.
b) Opencast mines with larger capacity machines looking to large volumes to be handled.
c) Application of best MIS and ERP system for better and effective management of mines.
vii) Acquisition of coal properties abroad to secure future energy needs.
viii) Development of clean Coal Technology. Emphasis on coal washing, underground coal gasification and extraction of coal bed methane.
ix) To bring reforms in coal sector with a view to improve production, productivity, safety and overall competitiveness of the industry.
GMDC is supplying lignite satisfactorily to over 1600 consumers since last more than 4 decades.
Decadal production graphs of lignite
Fig : In Million T.
Avg. growth rate : 22 %
Fig : in Million Tonnes
GSEC (290 MW) & GMDC (250 MW) - 2.70 Mill. T
Small CPP - 2.50 Mill. T
Total - 5.20 Mill. T
Taking 1.50 Million T. per annum requirement for 250 MW, GMDC’s
lignite is assisting to generate 867 MW of Power in the State. This
lignite supply is directly helping State in meeting the power demand.