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Requests for Domestic Coal Linkages by State sector Power Projects, originally envisaged on Imported Coal, being considered under SHAKTI POLICY

Requests for Domestic Coal Linkages by State sector Power Projects, originally envisaged on Imported Coal, being considered under SHAKTI POLICY

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Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri Raj Kumar Singh, in a written reply to a question on number of power plants dependent on imported coal in the country, in Lok Sabha today informed thatMinistry of Coal, in May 2017, has issued new coal linkage policy for Power Sector – 2017 SHAKTI POLICY. Under Clause B(vii) of the policy, a provision has been made for allocating coal linkage through bidding process to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) having Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) based on imported coal, with full pass through of cost saving to consumers. Further, several State Sector projects which were envisaged on imported coal and now propose to use domestic coal have requested for accord of domestic coal linkage. These requests are considered under Clause B (i) of SHAKTI POLICY, the Minister added.

Shri Singh informed that some power plants have been designed to operate on imported coal and hence, there are technical constraints in operating them on domestic coal. As per reports with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the details of coal based thermal power plants designed on imported coal are as given in the table below. In addition, some power plants use imported coal for blending with domestic coal, the Minister added.
SlNo.Plant NameCapacity (MW)Utility
1.Sikka TPS500Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited
2.Trombay TPS1250Tata Power
3.Ratnagiri1200JSW Energy
4.Torangullu860JSW Energy
5.Mundra TPS*4620Adani Power
6.Uduppi TPS1200Adani Power
7.Mundra UMPP4000Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd.
8.Salaya TPS1200Essar
9.Simhapuri TPS600Simhapuri Energy
10.Thamminapatnam TPS300Meenakshi Energy
11.Mutiara TPS1200Costal Energen

(*: Out of 4620 MW, 1980 MW is designed on 70:30 blending ratio.)

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Source: pib.nic.in
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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