Project Profile

Project Title Coal in India's future energy scene
Project Code 1999EM62
Project Status Completed
End Date December 2002
Sponsor(s) Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited
Executive Summary Full Text

Estimate short- and long-term (till 2020) demands for coal based on a combination of econometric techniques and process models along with a consumer perception survey covering such sectors as power, iron and steel, cement, fertilizer, aluminum, and brick.
Estimate the imputed value of coal for notional power and cement plants at locations spread over the country to evaluate the competitiveness of Indian coal against alternative fuels
Develop a transportation model to compare optimal linkages with those existing to assess the possibility of enhancing overall benefits to the economy and indicating areas suitable for directing future investments in supplying thermal coal.