India’s electricity shortage from March 1 to March 30 was its worst since October 2021, a Reuters analysis of government data showed, driven by a surge in demand. As generators strive to meet requirements, a fall in the national coal inventory is forcing the government to withhold supply to other sectors and suspend fuel auctions by companies that do not have contracted supply. read more Many northern states suffered hours-long power outages in October when a crippling coal shortage caused the worst electricity deficit in nearly five years. read more The deficit in March was 574 million kilowatt-hours, a measure that multiplies power level by duration, a Reuters analysis of data from federal grid regulator POSOCO showed. That amounted to 0.5% of overall demand for the period, or half […]