BHEL-NTPC recalibrating turbines to reduce dependence on imported coal: Piyush Goyal


BHEL-NTPC recalibrating turbines to reduce dependence on imported coal: Piyush Goyal

State-run firms NTPC and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) are exploring recalibrating turbines to enable them to shift to domestic coal from imported coal, union coal and railway minister Piyush Goyal said at an industry event.

“Many turbines in India cannot take beyond a certain percentage of domestic coal as they have been designed on imported coal (technology), I am glad that NTPC and BHEL are both working to recalibrate those plants,” Goyal said while addressing an Assocham interactive session on coal industry held last night.

“Even if it needs further investments we will allow it as a pass-through in power pricing but try and enable yourself to use domestic coal, it is worth the saving for the nation as a whole,” he said.

Indian Railways is looking at changing the return that is allowed to companies or investors to own railway assets, he said. Read More…

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