Energy engineers’ physique AIPEF on Monday termed the Centre’s import-related directives for the thermal crops as an “further load” on the coal-fired energy items.
The Union Ministry of Energy has issued a directive that every one thermal energy crops of state governments, central authorities and the non-public sector ought to import 4 per cent of coal by March 2024 to fulfill the scarcity of coal in thermal energy crops operating on home coal, the All India Energy Engineers Federation mentioned in a press release.
The Centre has mentioned that in view of the elevated demand for electrical energy, there’s a hole of two lakh tonnes per day in August between the consumption and provide of coal in home coal-fired thermal energy crops, it added.
As per the order, “the rationale for not getting enough coal to the thermal energy crops is because of the constraints of the Railways and in such a state of affairs, placing a further load of imported coal on the thermal energy crops of the state will not be applicable,” AIPEF mentioned.
AIPEF Chairman Shailendra Dubey mentioned that in such a state of affairs, the value of imported coal must be given by the central authorities as they aren’t accountable for a similar.
If the central authorities doesn’t present this quantity, then this value will likely be recovered from the discoms by energy producing homes of the states and finally the burden will fall on the frequent shopper, which will likely be unfair.
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First Printed: Sep 04 2023 | 11:25 PM IST