Aluminium industry seeks immediate coal supplies to power up plants


The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has written to the Centre pointing out that coal supplies for captive power plants are being diverted to the power sector

Aluminium industry seeks immediate coal supplies to power up plants

The aluminium industry has sought immediate resumption of coal supplies to sustain the industry’s operations that has been crippled by inadequate power availability.   In a letter to the coal ministry, aluminium producers with captive power units have pointed out how “ad hoc decisions of stopping coal supplies and rakes” has caused a crisis in the entire sector.

Industry body Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has written to the Centre pointing out that coal supplies for captive power plants (CPPs) from Coal India subsidiaries such as Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) and South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL) are being diverted to the power sector resulting in a coal supply crunch.

“The CPPs have signed FSA (fuel supply agreements) with CIL, which is a binding agreement with long term coal supply assurance,” the AAI letter on October 4 to the Coal Secretary said. Read More

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