InvestorQ : What is the latest power shortage situation and are the coal stocks now taken care of?
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What is the latest power shortage situation and are the coal stocks now taken care of?

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While the government may have averted a serious power crisis for the time being, the actual crux of the problem is far from over. According to a recent report by CRISIL, even now about 10% of the coal-fired thermal power plants based in India were at risk of shutdowns and outages as they were extremely vulnerable to the erratic coal supplies. This has only been aggravated by limited capacity at Coal India, unseasonal rains and price spike globally.

Due to steep global prices, the imports of non-coking coal has fallen by more than 20% as it does not make economic sense for the local power companies any longer. Out of the total power capacity of 209 GW, the analysis by CRISIL shows that nearly 20 GW of power capacity may be extremely vulnerable to coal supply volatility. That would still create serious regional disparities in power availability.

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