Coal inventory at power stations rose to 16 days operation and the number of plants with precarious inventory dropped 82% to just five on February 27 from 29 on October 31 last year, a move that will make ample power available to meet rising summer demand.
Top coal ministry sources told TOI on Friday state-run monopoly Coal India has indicated it will soon raise fuel stock at power stations to meet 20 days operation in preparation for summer spike in demand or meet unexpected shortfall in generation from hydel sources.
Rising stocks at power plants leave no excuse for discoms to resort to blackouts and avoid buying power when demand rises in summer. Read More
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