Regulation of Coal Supply to Power Plants to Free Up 1.77 Lakh Tonnes: Power Ministry

Regulation of coal provide to energy vegetation which have greater than 15 days of gasoline inventory will liberate round 1.77 lakh tonnes of coal from 26 stations, mentioned the facility ministry. Power Secretary Alok Kumar on Sunday reviewed the report of the core administration staff (CMT) to make sure every day shut monitoring of coal inventory place at thermal energy vegetation (TPPs), the facility ministry mentioned in an announcement.

CMT contains representatives from the facility ministry, Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Coal India Ltd (CIL) and Railways. During the assembly, some info emerged which can ease out the coal inventory place at TPPs and can guarantee uninterrupted energy provide.

Firstly, it said, the regulation of the coal to the facility vegetation having greater than 15 days’ inventory would liberate round 1.77 lakh tone of coal from 26 stations. This coal has been redistributed to the vegetation having supercritical and important coal shares at energy vegetation.

NTPC Daralipali (2 x 800 MW) plant is getting coal provide from captive mine of Odisha Coal and Power Ltd (OCPL), it said. The second unit of NTPC Daralipali will obtain industrial operation from 0000 hrs of September 1, and thus extra 800 megawatt (MW) era could be added within the complete fleet.

Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) will clear dues to the tune of Rs 1,200 crore to the totally different CIL subsidiaries inside per week, which can increase the coal provide to totally different vegetation of DVC. This would ramp up the facility era from DVC vegetation from the present degree of 61 per cent to a PLF (plant load issue) of 90 per cent. The 1,000-MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant could be again on bar earlier than September 2 and exchange some portion of coal era, thereby lowering stress on coal necessities, it said.

Around 6,000 MW capability of thermal energy vegetation at western coast at Mundra designed on imported coal have round 30 days of coal inventory and will not be supplying energy as a result of energy purchage settlement (PPA)-related points. A gathering will happen on Monday by the Ministry of Power to resolve the problems, in order that energy from these models can contribute to the general era to ease stress on home coal requirement, it added.

NLC India has confirmed that the lignite manufacturing from its mines at Neyveli is occurring effectively and a 500-MW unit at Neyveli, which was underneath shut down, shall be again in service from September 1, it said. NLC India can be able to generate greater than 90 per cent of its capability, it added.

One extra unit of 250 MW, which is at present underneath annual overhauling, can be able to be synchronised by September 10, after which all models can be out there for era attaining about 92 per cent PLF. The present manufacturing of lignite from NLC mines is to the tune of 85,000 tonnes per day and it could actually additional increase its manufacturing as per necessities, it added.

CMT is carefully monitoring the coal shares each day and guaranteeing follow-up actions with CIL and Railways to enhance the coal provide to energy vegetation, the ministry mentioned.

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