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Thermal plants' Jan load factor at 5-yr low as slowdown hits power demand

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised the power sector outlook to negative for financial year 2020-21 (FY21) from stable

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Thermal Power Generation | Power Sector

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 

The average plant load factor (PLF) of thermal power generation units is on a decline in the country. At 57.61 per cent, the PLF in January touched a five-year low. In 2019, the PLF witnessed double-digit slump in most months.

The fall corresponds to a decline in electricity demand, which recorded just a 0.28 per cent growth in the year — the lowest since 2014. India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised the power sector outlook to negative for financial year 2020-21 (FY21) from stable. This is because of muted growth in demand and rising dues of distribution companies (discoms) ...

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First Published: Tue, March 10 2020. 23:28 IST
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