Bhagalpur: The Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Plant (KhSTPP) is likely to face operational difficulty if it fails to build a new lagoon in six to nine months for dumping waste ash slurry.

Of the 89 coal-based power units, 30 are operating with less than four days’ stock.

India’s state-owned power generator NTPC Ltd is still awaiting re-allocation of five of its coal mines allocations for which were cancelled earlier due to delays in production.

The cancelled coal blocks, in addition to the other three awarded to the company, hold the key to the company’s future fuel securing strategy. NTPC consumes around 120 MT coal annually to fire its 36,000 Mw power generation capacity.

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NTPC will not sign separate fuel supply agreements (FSAs) for new units and old units at the same power station as is now required by Coal India.

There are two aspects of the widening gap between demand of coal for power plants and its supply.

Across the power sector, alarm bells are ringing, threatening to short-circuit the already unravelling growth story.

The power ministry has rung alarm bells saying shortage of coal has pushed 26 power plants into “super critical coal stock positions” — having stocks of barely seven days.

New Delhi: City may have to reel under power cuts on Monday if coal shortage continues to hit power plants.

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