Coal India (CIL) has fulfilled its supply quota to almost all thermal power plants for April-December 2018, but stocks at some 36 plants are down to last between zero to three days due to increased thermal power demand.
A top CIL executive said the dry fuel supplier has increased supplies by 8% to thermal power generators during April-December, 2018. “Last year Coal India sent close to 332 million tonnes of coal to the sector. This year, it has already sent around 358 million tonnes to the sector during the same period despite which some plants have depleting stocks,” the executive said.
Central Electricity Authority data showed there are 10 power plants with no coal. CEA’s data also suggests that all these plants received coal amounting to either their slotted volume or more than their stipulated quantity for the period.Read More
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