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Prioritizing efficient plants in coal power dispatch could save INR 9,000 crore annually

A new report proposes a scenario that prioritizes efficiency over variable costs in India’s coal power dispatch mechanism. It goes on to estimate the efficiency improvements and cost savings achieved in this scenario. 

Electricity demand in India to grow at 6% in FY2022

Ratings agency ICRA maintains a negative outlook for thermal power generation despite a rise in electricity demand. The thermal plant load factor will remain subdued at 57%. The gap between the average cost of supply and the average tariff for discoms is estimated at 70-75 paise per unit for FY2022.

IEEFA warns the financial risk for new coal under-estimated

A new IEEFA report says the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for coal in India is calculated based on an overestimation of factors such as utilization rates. The deemed low cost per unit of energy makes coal-fired plants look more attractive to potential investors than these really are!

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