The objective of the 2018 edition of the Coal-based Power Generation in India will be to comprehensively cover the key trends in the segment, discuss recent policy and regulatory developments in the last one year, analyse the major issues, and highlight the future outlook for the sector going forward.
Coal-based power continues to hold the highest share in the country’s installed capacity and total generation. Coal-based capacity has increased from 130 GW as of March 2013 to 192 GW as of March 2017, recording a CAGR of around 10%. Coal-based power generation currently occupies a share of over 75 per cent in the total power generation in the country.
As India makes a rapid shift to renewables, coal-based power plants are also increasingly expected to play the role of balancing and stand-by power. Flexibalisation is an area of excellent opportunity for conventional coal-based plants. This year's report has a dedicated chapter focusing on the flexibalisation needs and requirements of coal-based power plants.
Despite all the capacity addition planned in the renewable sector, coal is expected to continue to be the mainstay to meet the growing energy needs, with over a 60 per cent share in power generation as per industry observers. The outlook for the coal-based power generation industry with the influx of renewables has been discussed in detail in a chapter on impact of renewables.
Another key challenge that the industry is gearing up towards are the new air and water emission norms. This year's report has a dedicated chapter discussing the detailed impact of the emission control norms on the industry as well as the progress in implementation so far.
Also, compliance with the norms by existing and upcoming projects would require significant equipment upgrades and a large number of emission control systems which provides a huge business opportunity and stimulus for the technology and equipment industry. A separate chapter on opportunities for technology providers has also been included in this year's report edition.
With significant improvement has been observed in the domestic coal supplies over the past few years through various measures including the newly launched auction scheme, SHAKTI, the report will have a comprehensive section devoted to coal, prices, procurement and outlook.
Meanwhile, with the magnitude of the stressed coal-based power capacity problem remaining large, the report will have a special chapter giving an update on the stressed assets in the sector.
The data sources in our reports are both primary and secondary. The primary data is obtained from sources such as related ministries, industry experts, private companies, Conferences organized by us for the related sector etc. The secondary sources include annual reports of companies, industry associations, paid databases, web sites, etc. Our analysts and researchers combine the information from these primary and secondary sources with their industry expertise to synthesize the data presented in the report. We also conduct surveys and interviews for our research. For the surveys, we mostly conduct interviews with key players and relevant people in the sector. They are mostly via telephonic as well as personal interviews.
SECTION I: Overview and Recent Developments
- Size and Growth
- Policy Initiatives and Developments
- Update on Stressed Assets
- Need for Flexibilisation
- Emission Control Regulations
- Impact of Renewables
SECTION II: Plant Profile and Operation Performance
- Plant Performance Analysis
- Candidates for Shutdown and O&M
SECTION III: Coal Supply, Prices and Outlook
- Coal Supply Scenario
- Trends in Coal Procurement
- Coal Prices
- Coal Transportation
SECTION IV: Costs and Tariffs
- Tariffs and Prices
- Generation Costs
SECTION V: Market Outlook and Opportunities
- New Project Pipeline
- Future Outlook
- Market Opportunities for Technology Providers
SECTION VI: Key Power Producers
- Major Players