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Empowered Committee suggests pit-stop measures for stressed power units

Suggests various steps to improve coal supply; entrusts NTPC to assist units facing chronic coal crunch

Empowered Committee suggests pit-stop measures for stressed power units

  The high-level empowered committee (HLEC), under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to provide long-term solution for the stressed assets in the power sector, has suggested pit-stop measures for immediate issues. Though the committee put the onus of most of the problems on the state-owned power distribution companies (discoms), it hasn’t issued a direction. The committee delved deep into the coal supply issue. It has also entrusted state-owned NTPC to assist the units that are stressed due to lack of coal.   “NTPC can act ...