Steady & Improved Coal Supply Has Led to a Revival of Indian Power Plants, Ensuring Uninterrupted Power Supply
By Nadja Koijam
(Dec. 22, 2017) – Economic Times reported that Indian power plants now have average coal inventory of about nine days, comfortably breaching the critical stock threshold that forced several generating companies to recently shut down units amid a crisis in supplies of the primary solid fuel.
A senior executive at top state-run generating company NTPC said that “Supplies have improved considerably and a large number of our units at power stations have been brought back up. These units were either operating at very low capacity levels or idling due to the lack of coal. We have been receiving additional rakes since the last few days, helping scale up generation.”