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Assured coal supply for stuck power plants

Assured coal supply for stuck power plants

The order refers to the plants which are part of the tranche of projects totalling capacity of 78,000 Mw for which a presidential directive was issued in 2013.

The central government will bail out close to 21,400 Mw of power plants by assuring coal linkage through new fuel supply agreements (FSAs). These plants comprise the power projects whose commissioning date was delayed due to several reasons, including fuel supply crunch.

The move comes after the power ministry revised the commercial operation date (COD) of these plants. These plants were originally supposed to be commissioned by March 2015. Now with assured fuel supply, 21,400 Mw worth of capacity would kick-start. Of this, 2,415 Mw would get tapering linkage and rest would be long-term linkage.

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