Govt eases imported coal blending norms for power plants

01 Aug 2022

The Centre has eased imported coal blending norms for domestic coal-based power projects asking state-run and private plants to decide on their own, while directing the central PSUs halt raising further import indents. The order follows improved coal stock position at power plants and easing of electricity demand owing to good rainfall.

Coal stock position of state gencos now varies significantly. Many states have stocks of more than 50% of normative levels whereas many others still have stocks near critical levels. In view of the situation, it has been decided that now onwards, states/IPPs and ministry of coal may decide the blending percentage after assessing the availability of domestic coal supplies.

Also read:
Indian thermal power plants blend 7 MTs imported coal during April-June

Related Stories