CIL moves to rationalise coal linkage for southern gencos
State-run miner Coal India Ltd has initiated a process to rationalise coal linkages for various power generation companies in southern States, while also seeking to work out some minor coal swap arrangements within its fold.
At a meeting held in Hyderabad, where CIL Chairman Sutirtha Bhattacharya and its Director-Marketing BK Saxena interacted with officials of State-owned generation companies such as TS Genco, AP Genco, Tangedco, TNEB, KPCL as well as the Railways, the focus was on improving supplies and providing better logistics for supplies.
One of the decisions taken was to ease the pressure on supplies from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd, a CIL subsidiary, through some swap arrangements. There’s growing demand for coal from Mahanadi Coalfields, but lack of logistics facilities hampers supply to power plants. If TS Genco, which currently gets about 2 million tonnes of coal from MCL, could source the fuel from Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (a coal miner jointly owned by the Telangana and Union governments), the coal produced by MCL could be supplied to other power makers in South India.