Rising stress in the power generation sector is not just affecting the private sector, but also making the tariff dearer for end consumers.
There are several power plants owned and operated by the private players that are struggling to maintain even an ‘average’ Plant Load Factor (PLF) or are completely shut due to unavailability or erratic supply of fuel. This is despite these companies not being categorised as ‘Non Performing Assets’ (NPAs).
Talking on the subject on behalf of the captive as well as independent power plants, Indian Captive Power Producers Association Secretary’s Rajiv Agarwal questioned, “There are so many power plants where capacity is lying vacant and still the government is talking about capacity addition. Why not pay attention to the plants that already exist?” Read more
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