MoP issues directions to all gencos including IPPs for timely import of coal for blending purposes

The MoP has issued directions to all gencos that if the orders for the import of coal to be used for blending are not placed by gencos by May 31, 2022 and if the imported coal does not start arriving at the power plants by June 15, 2022, the defaulter gencos would have to import coal to the extent of 15 per cent (in order to meet the shortfall of imported coal for blending in April-June 2022) in the remaining period up to Oc­tober 31, 2022 and, thereafter, at the rate of 10 per cent during Nov­ember 2022-March 2023. Further, the MoP has stated that if blending with domestic coal is not started by June 15, 2022 then the domestic allocation of the co­ncerned defaulter thermal power plants will be further reduced by 5 per cent.