Power Crisis: CIL will supply more coal than its commitment to electricity plants

On average in April, Coal India Limited supplied 1.66 Million Tonnes of coal per day to power utilities.

Power Crisis: CIL will supply more coal than its commitment to electricity plants
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NEW DELHI: Coal India Limited, the largest coal-producing company in a bid to resolve the electricity and coal supply shortage will now supply more coal to the thermal electricity generating plants. The company has exceeded the committed limit and pushed the supply to avoid interruption or failure in the power supply.

According to the PTI data, total of 85 thermal power plants are dependent on domestic coal and have critical stock as on May 10, while 11 such factories dependent on imported coal have a critical stock level. A total of eight power plants are not in operation.

On average in April, Coal India Limited supplied 1.66 Million Tonnes of coal per day to power utilities.

According to the ministry Power utilities coal despatch has gone up by 18.15 % to 61.81 MT during April, 2022 as compared to 52.32 MT in April, 2020. Fall in import prices of coal have been observed since the end of October last year. However, international prices are still at high level.