The government has issued guidelines to allow power producers to swap coal supply assurances in exchange for lowering of tariffs.
A Coal Ministry statement said, “The one-time process of calling for the requests of the Independent Power Producers for linkage rationalisation shall be undertaken jointly by Coal India, South Eastern Coalfields and the Central Electricity Authority in a transparent manner.”
Only independent power producers (IPPs) having coal linkages through the allotment route will be eligible to avail this facility. “The IPPs shall also be stating the Minimum Order Quantity for which the linkage rationalisation shall be requested and their preferred mode of transportation after the linkage rationalisation,” the statement added. Read More