Power Sector To Receive Coal Supplies From Coal India In FY19


Power Sector To Receive Coal Supplies From Coal India In FY19

The remaining 90 million t of the sector’s demand will come from Singareni Collieries and captive coal blocks, Coal India executives said. After facing a deficit in the last quarter, the power ministry has asked Coal India and Indian Railways to ensure a supply of 615 million tpy, with 288 rakes moving every day.

The deficit, according to the ministry, had led to a shortage of power generation. To ensure the smooth movement of 288 rakes every day, Coal India has drawn up a plan of how much coal would be provided by which company. Of Coal India’s eight subsidiaries, Mahanadi Coalfields would load the highest number of rakes (76) per day. South Eastern Coalfields would occupy the second spot, loading 57 rakes. These decisions were taken at a recent meeting chaired by Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh. Representatives of the ministries of power and railways, NTPC, and Coal India attended the meeting.

Power ministry officials said the production from captive coal blocks awarded to private power developers and states would also improve. Captive mines allotted to private power developers and states would collectively contribute 105 million t by 2021 – 2022; at present, they supply 37 million t. For FY19, Coal India’s production target has been increased to 630 million t from 600 million t in FY18, said Coal Minister Piyush Goyal in the Rajya Sabha. Read More…

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