JSW Energy shuts Barmer power plant due to fuel shortage

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The company is exploring various options to secure fuel to ensure that the plant gets back to operations at the earliest. Reuters The company is exploring various options to secure fuel to ensure that the plant gets back to operations at the earliest. Reuters
SummaryThe Barmer plant achieved full capacity of 1,080 MW in March 2013.

Sajjan Jindal-promoted JSW Energy has shut its thermal power plant in Barmer due to non-availability of fuel.

Raj West Power, a wholly owned unit of JSW Energy, shut down the 8x135 MW power station at Barmer for about one month "due to nonavailability of lignite under the fuel supply agreement," the company said today in a stock exchange filing.

The company is exploring various options to secure fuel to ensure that the plant gets back to operations at the earliest, it said.

The Barmer plant achieved full capacity of 1,080 MW in March 2013.

JSW Energy shares closed at Rs 45.20, down 0.22 per cent, on the BSE Sensex

on Friday.

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