The Indian Captive Power Producers Association (ICPPA) has written to the government to normalise coal supplies to captive power plants (CPPs.
ICPPA has highlighted that coal rake supplies to CPP-based industries are at levels of 40-50 per cent. In the last few months, the supplies meant for CPPs had either been stopped or significantly curtailed for diversion to the power sector. The CPPs had no time to develop mitigation plans for sustainable operations, and they were forced to curtail generation or come to a standstill. ICPPA has said that on an average, CPPs were getting less than 50 per cent of the coal against secured linkages and Coal India Limited auctions.