Spurt in imported coal prices to negatively impact the power value chain
The 60 per cent rise in imported coal prices (Richard Bay Index) between April - October 2016 is likely to negatively impact the power sector value chain, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). Discoms, IPPs with non-escalable fuel cost, merchant IPP’s and ports relying on imported coal for the bulk of their volumes will face volume and profitability pressures.
Tariff revisions: Is this a balancing act?
Recently, the Central Electricity Regulatory Authority has came out with two important decisions, revised tariff norms for 2014-19, and compensatory tariff revision for Tata´s and Adani´s UMPPs. The first decision seems to be a ruthless step and the second is considered to be a fine balancing act. Rahul Kamat takes a look at these two issues.
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