Increased fuel supplies and reduced power demand during winter have reduced the number of thermal power plants with critical coal stocks to zero, a position that was last attained four years ago.
Average stocks at 126 power plants monitored by the Centre stood at 29 million tonnes, enough to run these plants for 17 days at a stretch. In contrast, in the middle of October last year, the number of plants with critical coal position was 33 and stocks at these power plants were down to 10 million tonnes then.
According to data compiled by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), at present there are 26 plants that have stacked up enough supplies to last one month or more. Read More
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