Coal India to supply blended fuel for import substitution at thermal plants

Coal India is tweaking its longterm forward e-auction calendar to supply a mix of coal with high-energy and lowenergy content simultaneously. The two categories, when blended in a 30:70 ratio, can readily substitute the fuel requirements of import-based thermal power plants located in coastal regions.

“We are looking at the import substitute market and are planning our e-auction schedules accordingly,” a senior Coal India official said.

The move would help companies in coastal areas save on foreign exchange and reduce coal imports which is now witnessing a substantial price rise following supply cuts in the global market. It would also re duce the cost of power generation.

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