India: Stranded gas based power plants

Last Modified: Sat Jan 20 2018 17:23:39 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • ?
    Number of stranded plants.
  • 7.5 GW
    combined capacity of stranded plants.
  • 3.5 GW
    stranded due to shortage in supply of gas.
  • Rs 48,000 crore
    combined debt of stranded plants - these have either been declared as non-performing assets (NPAs) or are undergoing Statutory Debt Restructuring (SDR).
  • Rs. 4.7
    Average cost per unit of electricity (kWh) generated by gas based plants, as compared to Rs. 1.92 for domestic coal based power.
  • 117 million m3
    daily gas requirement for all plants combined.
  • 87 million m3
    volume of daily gas supply allocated from domestic sources.
  • 30 million m3
    actual average daily supply during fiscal 2016-17, which caused the plants to operate at plant load factor of 23.
  • 14,305 MW
    combined capacity of stranded/stalled plants in mid early 2015. The govt. launched the 'Scheme for Utilization of Stranded Gas Based Generation Capacity' wherein eligible plants could bid for assured supply of gas.
  • 8262.08 MW
    capacity revived across a total of 13 plants through a competitive reverse e-auction process in Sep 2015 that will assure daily supply of 13.5 million m3 of imported RLNG.