‘Electricity export to Bangladesh can’t be done using domestic coal’

NEW DELHI: Targeting NTPC for supplying Bangladesh electricity generated using cheap domestic coal, the Association of Power Producers has written to the government saying such sale violates extant policy and hurts interest of domestic power consumers.

The lobby group, whose members include Tata Power, Reliance Power and Adani Power, asked the government to issue a clarification stating that cross-border supply can be done only of electricity generated using imported coal or the one produced from coal bought through competitive bidding and not through allocations made for meeting domestic demand.

Published in The Economic Times, 30th March, 2018