Power ministry seeks extra coal before summer to meet demand


Power ministry seeks extra coal before summer to meet demand

Given the surge in power demand during the summer season, the power ministry has asked the coal and railway ministries to ensure sufficient fuel supplies to the power plants so that they can run at full capacity utilisation levels (PLFs).

All pithead plants should be given full priority in coal and railway rake allotment, irrespective of the quantities they are contractually entitled to, an office memorandum from the power ministry said. “An action taken report may also kindly be forwarded to this ministry at the earliest,” it added.

As on February 5, eight pithead power plants had coal stock to last 10 days while four of them had already received coal as per their annual contracted quantity. CIL has supplied 407 mt of coal to the power sector during current fiscal till February 4, 2019 Read More

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