In order to give a boost to coal despatches for its consumers, Western Coalfields Limited will be augmenting and maximising coal despatches from WCL mines through rail, road and other modes.
The failure of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) and other coal companies to supply contracted quantity of coal to Mahagenco is going to cost state’s power consumers dearly. Mahagenco is importing one-third of its coal requirement which will increase its generation cost.
Even though Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) had promised the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court that it would supply required amount of coal to Mahagenco, it has reneged on its promise. Mahagenco is forced to import coal
The state is facing a shortage of up to 1,000MW and is enforcing load shedding in high loss areas classified under G1, G2 and G3 categories.
Power generation utilities have blamed coal companies for the load shedding being done in the state. They have pointed out that Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) and other coal companies are not supplying contracted quantity of coal
In what could be termed as a major step towards ‘market pricing’ of coal, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has come up with a draft National Energy Policy that proposes to make all seven subsidiaries of Coal India Limited (CIL) including Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) as independent companies.
Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy, Mines, Piyush Goyal, reviewed annual performance of Nagpur based Miniratna PSU Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) during his visit to Nagpur, today