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APGENCO's to Acquire Coal from Private Firms

Coal News - Published on Fri, 04 Oct 2019

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Financial reported that following severe coal shortage in Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation is in the process of identifying private power companies such as Jindal Power in Odisha and buy coal from such firms through the clause that allows private firms to sell 25% of its production to open market through Coal India. The shortage had led to shutting down of 2000 MW thermal power plants of APGENCO as there was no supply from Coal India. Mr Praveen Prakash principal secretary said that there is an inter-ministerial meeting scheduled with the ministry of coal, railways, power and Coal India Ltd with APGENCO officials in Delhi on Thursday. Like the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, APGENCO will explore possibilities of buying coal from Central coal fields or buy surplus coal available in the mines of Odisha GENCO.

The CM Office statement said that that “To run at 85% plant load factor around 70,000 MT of coal is required and at present, on an average, 45000 MT of coal is being received from MCL and SCCL.”

Currently, APGENCO generation is 14062 MU compared to 12679 MU in the same period last year which has consumed additional coal quantity of 11 lakh MT, he added. The state is having an installed capacity of 5010 MW for which the thermal stations are having fuel supply agreements with Mahanadi Coalfields (MCL) and Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. The recent heavy rainfall at the mines has affected supplies to thermal stations of the APGENCO.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 04 Oct 2019
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