Power cos including DB Power, DVC yet to sign FSAs
Some of the power producers, including Damodar Valley Corp, DB Power and Mahagenco, are yet to enter into fuel supply pacts with CIL, amid CCI asking for meeting timelines for signing of FSA for 78,000 MW capacity.
New Delhi: Some of the power producers, including Damodar Valley Corp, DB Power and Mahagenco, are yet to enter into fuel supply pacts with CIL, amid CCI asking for meeting timelines for signing of FSA for 78,000 MW capacity.
"Units with tapering linkages...Did not sign FSAs as the linked coal blocks could not be developed as per schedule and the coal quantities admissible under the tapering linkage policy of the ministry of coal were not sufficient to meet their requirements," according to a Coal Ministry document.
The units include Mejia TPS (Thermal Power Station) unit-8 of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), Ukai unit-6 of Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB), Parli unit-8 of Mahagenco (Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd, Bellary TPP unit-2 of KPCL (Karnataka Power Corp Ltd) and Unit-2 of DB Power Ltd at Champa, Chhattisgarh, the document said.
The development of linked coal blocks in respect of the units was delayed due to various reasons like delay in environment and forest clearances and delay in land acquisition. .
"However, their blocks have not been deallocated so far," it said.
Two deadlines set recently for signing of the fuel supply agreements by Coal India (CIL) with the power producers could not be adhered to.
Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) had earlier asked the Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to review the progress of the power projects entering into fuel supply pacts with Coal India on a daily basis with the secretaries of both Power and Coal.
Coal India has so far entered into pacts with 142 power producers. The coal PSU has to sign 173 FSAs with power companies for a total capacity of 78,000 MW, as directed by the Coal Ministry.
The Coal Ministry had earlier set a deadline of August 31 for signing of the FSAs which could not be met. Further, the second deadline of September 6 was also not achieved.