The signing of coal supply agreements with various power producers whose units have been commissioned may not yield desired results. Even CIL has reportedly refused to supply power plants commissioned since December 2011. This includes a 300-MW unit of Reliance Power’s Rosa power plant in UP and a 660-MW plant of China Light & Power (CLP) at Jhajjar, Haryana.
CIL has already signed at least 10 of the 50-odd FSAs envisaged with power companies for plants commissioned between March 2009 and December 2011. Further the coal production increase has to match with the capacity addition. The import of coal with higher gross calorific value can be blended up with Indian coal to 15 % only. The increased coal racks movement in the country is very vital for proper coal stocks at thermal plants.
Even today there are 18 thermal plants in the country where coal stock would last less than 4 days and comes under super critical category. There are at least two thermal plants namely Koderama and Durgapur steel to which coal is yet to be started.
Anapara C, Chhabra and Bokaro thermal plants have nil coal stock due to inadequate coal allocation. Jhajjar thermal plant has two days coal stock because of inadequate coal allocation. CIL’s targets have been fixed at 468.74 Million Tons (MT) and 474.70 MT respectively for production and coal off-take.
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