MoP extends mandatory blending of imported coal in TPPs till March 2024

The MoP has extended the mandate to gencos for blending imported coal in thermal power plants (TPPs) till March 2024. Additionally, the MoP also revised the blending percentage of imported coal to 4 per cent from the current 6 per cent. Central and state gencos as well as independent power producers are directed to take necessary action, or import coal at 4 per cent through a transparent, competitive bidding process until March 31, 2024, so as to have adequate coal stocks at their power plants for smooth operations. Further, the shortfall in domestic coal supply will be shared with all gencos on a pro-rata basis.