Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Karnataka allow higher tariff for imported coal-based plants

Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Karnataka have resolved to allow nearly 8 GW power plants to recover higher imported coal costs through raised tariffs until December 2022.

Karnataka will invoke a rare legislation to issue directions under extraordinary circumstances to one non-functional imported coal-based generator admitted in National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)to operate and meet record electricity demand.The states are resorting to these measures as they face record electricity demand and amid projections of further unprecedented rise.The states and centre are trying to resolve issues due to which these plants are not operating or running at low capacity, adding to the pressure on domestic coal.

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