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Power position worsen due to insufficient coal stocks

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The power generation in many thermal power plants worsen due to dwindling coal stock positionThe power generation in many thermal power plants were worsen due to dwindling coal stock position  that has come under super critical category. As per Central Electricity Authority parameters if coal stock is less than 7 days it comes under critical position and if coal stock is less than 4 days it becomes super critical.  Every thermal plant is supposed to keep a coal stock of 25 days.

According to sources the coal stock at Ropar thermal plant of Punjab is 34000 MT and it is just sufficient for one and half day. The coal stock at Bhatinda is also around three days and comes under super critical position. The position at Lehra Mohabatt Thermal Plant comes under critical category but is slightly better than Ropar and Bhatinda.

The daily coal requirements at Ropar thermal plant is around 20000 Mt where as it is 8200 MT for Bhatinda thermal plant and 15800 MT for Lehra Mohabatt thermal plant. {dybanners}2,0{/dybanners}

Power utilities are facing an acute shortage of coal at its projects across the country and persistent law and order problems at Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) had adversely affected dispatch to some of the thermal plants . Law and order problems have resulted in loss of coal production, damage to properties and fatalities.

The main reason for coal shortage at thermal plants is less receipt from coal companies. According to Central Electricity Authority sources Central Coalfield limited is supplying less coal to thermal plants.

Coal stock in Yamunanagar Thermal power plant in Hariyana continues to be negligible for the last 20 days and plant is running on basis of daily coal receipt. In the northern region there are 13 thermal plants which have a coal stock of less than four days and come under super critical category. These include Suratgarh Thermal plant in Rajasthan, NTPC plants at Annpara, Rihand, Singrauli, Tanda and Unchahaar  , Panki , Parichha in uttar Pardesh Yamunanagar thermal plant in Haryana and Ropar and Bhatinda thermal plants of Punjab.

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