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Rising thermal prices no worry for India – Mr Prashant Jain

Coal News - Published on Tue, 27 Mar 2018

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Bloomberg Quint reported that rising prices of thermal coal, which is burnt to generate electricity, will not significantly impact power prices in India at a time when the market is hit by a shortage of coal. That’s according to Prashant Jain, managing director and chief at JSW Energy Ltd. Mr Jain told BloombergQuint in an interaction that “Power prices in India are not determined by imported coal.”

He explained that for India’s largest thermal power generator NTPC Ltd, out of 190 gigawatt of its coal-based power capacity, only 20 GW is generated from imported coal. The rest is met by domestic coal.

He added that power prices in India will remain on an uptrend due to a shortage of coal and as demand outpaces supply. Besides, the existing overcapacity means that there is no additional capacity coming up in the near term which will lead to hardening of prices.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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