New Delhi Power companies have sought intervention from the power ministry to ensure that coal supply is maintained to power plants through the memorandum of understanding (MoU) route until fuel supply agreements (FSAs) are signed.

This comes after the Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL), a Coal India Ltd subsidiary, recently issued a circular to caution its customers that the MoU coal supply could be discontinued from June. Private power companies have warned that about 8,500 mw capacity could get stranded, if the CCL does not withdraw the circular.