Gujarat will be able to withstand any loss of generation from the three stressed electricity plants of Tata Power, Adani Power and Essar Power that run on imported coal, the managing director of the state’s power utility said.
The state has a diversified generation portfolio with a balanced fuel mix, Pankaj Joshi of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) told ET in an interview. “Non- or less availability of generation from a particular fuel may have a marginal impact. However, there is no threat to the financial position of distribution utilities,” he said.
GUVNL, the umbrella company managing electricity supply in Gujarat, is exploring blending of domestically produced coal with that imported from cheaper sources and increased purchase of the fuel from the spot market to insulate consumers from fluctuations in international coal prices, he said.