27 Apr 2012

Power Generation

During the year 2011-12, indigenous and imported coal received by power sector was around 373 Million Tonne (MT) and 45 MT respectively and coal based generation was 584.6 Billion Unit (BU). 

For the year 2012-13, the target for supply of indigenous coal is 402 MT and the power utilities are expected to import around 70 MT of coal. Keeping in view the above availability of coal, coal based generation for the year 2012-13 is expected to be around 636 BU i.e. a growth of 8.8%. Cost of generation is contingent upon availability of domestic coal and degree of blending of imported coal. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Power Shri K. C. Venugopal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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