Coal block auctions to continue, says top government official

MUMBAI: The government would continue coal block auctions to meet the demand as nearly 19,000 MW of thermal projects are stuck for want of fuel linkages, a senior government official said here today.

“As much as 18,000-19,000 MW of coal-based power projects still need coal, for which Ministry of Coal will continue to conduct coal block auctions,” Union Power Ministry’s special secretary R N Choubey told reporters here, without disclosing any timeline.

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Amit Antil

After doing Power Management (MBA) from National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Amit Antil is now presently working with Today Green Energy Pvt. Ltd. and looking after business development activities for Solar. Earlier he was associated with leading power trading company Global Energy for 3 years. He has a sound knowledge about bidding, power trading, open access, REC trading, Govt. Liaisoning, Contract Negotiation, Power Purchase Agreement.

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