Transmission growth dampens coal transport

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Published: July 3, 2017 3:39:28 AM

The push to upgrade India’s power transmission infrastructure has resulted in structural shifts in the country’s generation and consumption patterns.

Freedom to procure the cheapest power from across the country has seen state discoms prefer short-term purchase contracts over long-term ones with thermal power generators.

The push to upgrade India’s power transmission infrastructure has resulted in structural shifts in the country’s generation and consumption patterns. Freedom to procure the cheapest power from across the country has seen state discoms prefer short-term purchase contracts over long-term ones with thermal power generators, reducing the demand for transportation of coal.

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