MoP issues clarification to fly ash notification

Thermal power plants (TPPs) have been advised to supply fly ash to end users for all new commitments as per guidelines stated by the Ministry of Power (MoP) on September 22, 2021.

The MoP has clarified that the circular dated September 22, 2021 applies prospectively. According to the guidelines, all coal and lignite based TPPs are required to provide fly ash to the end users (like cement plants, brick kilns, road and construction agencies etc) through a transparent bidding process only. In a recent clarification, MoP has stated that TPPs may continue to provide fly ash (including pond ash) for national asset creation projects under their existing commitments based on transportation rates arrived at on the basis of transparent competitive bidding or state schedule of rates (whichever is lower), as per Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s norms.

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