Web Exclusive | October 2018
Power projects to retain fuel supply pacts
Stressed thermal assets which were referred to the insolvency court may retain their coal and power supply and long-term transmission network access right. In order to help their lenders recover a fair value, the committee considered these special dispensations to the troubled projects. Power projects referred to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) lose their Fuel Supply Agreements (FSAs) with Coal India, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with state governments and the long-term transmission contracts with Power Grid Corporation of India. The government believes that if they ask the public sector utilities to retain the contracts and oblige, the projects may attract more investors and higher bids.