Expressing concern over the dropping of plant load factor (PLF) of gas-based power plants, the Association of Power Producers sought more allocation of gas from the ONGC’s deepwater wells’production.
In a letter to the Ministry of Power on September 28, the APP said India has about 25 GW installed capacity of Gas-based plants, which are either stranded or not operating at the economic levels due to short supply of Natural Gas from domestic sources or because of prohibitive prices from international sources.
“PLF of Gas based plants has dropped by 43per cent during last 7 years (66per centin FY11to 23per centin FY 18). As the ONGC production from Deepwater Gas increases, and same can be allocated to power sector,(so that)the share of RLNG(Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas)will reduce thereby making the tariff more competitive. Read More