Coal-based thermal power plants’ tariff will rise in coming days because the government has decided to allow pass-through of cost incurred by them for meeting environment norms notified by the environment ministry in December 2015.
“To ensure timely implementation of new environment norms, the central government has decided that the additional cost implication due to installation or upgradation of various emission control systems and its operational cost to meet new environment norms…shall be considered for being made pass through in tariff by the commission,” the power ministry said in a letter written to power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Authority (CERC).
The ministry said that the respective thermal power plants may approach the appropriate commission (power regulator) for approval of additional cost on account of this change in law. Read More
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