State-run generator NLC India Ltd is offering to reduce tariffs from two of its power plants after its main buyer asked the company to lower prices or shelve the projects, according to two officials with knowledge of the matter.
NLC has offered to bring tariffs down by about Rs0.5 per kilowatt hour, taking a hit of 1.5 percentage point to 2 percentage points on the return-on equity for the power projects in the western state of Rajasthan, the two officials said, asking not be identified as the information isn’t public. The state government wants to scrap the long-term contracts that were signed in 2010, citing the availability of cheaper solar and wind power.
Work on the two lignite-fired projects being built at Barsingsar and Bithnok, each with a capacity of 250 megawatts, has been put on hold pending the state government’s decision, the people said. Read More…
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