who’re going through issues of rising price and falling power
tariff, have urged the Odisha authorities to scale back water
cost for his or her thermal vegetation within the state, an business physique
official mentioned on Wednesday.
The Affiliation of Energy Producers has written to
Water Sources Minister Raghunandan Das and Power Minister
DS Mishra, alleging that the payments for water have been raised
on the allocation foundation, not on the precise consumption.
Water consumed by a thermal energy plant within the state
is round 58 per cent of the allotted amount, the
affiliation”s director-general Ashok Khurana mentioned.
“For a 1,050 MW energy plant in Odisha, the allotted
amount of water is 22 million cubic metre a yr, whereas
the amount consumed is just 58 per cent,” he mentioned.
Khurana additionally mentioned the unit has to bear an annual price
of Rs 13.30 crore as water cost, although the consumption of
the useful resource in worth time period may very well be Rs 7.7 crore a yr.
With the regular rise of renewable power and falling
tariff ranges, IPPs have been witnessing a decline within the
plant load issue (PLF) from 78 per cent within the 2009-10 fiscal
to 51 per cent in 2020-21, the business physique mentioned.
The affiliation claimed that the facility vegetation positioned
in Maharashtra are paying water payments based mostly on consumption,
not on allocation, leading to vital price financial savings.
The annual improve in water cost by 10 per cent, as
per the provisions of the Odisha Irrigation (Modification) Guidelines,
2015, has additionally led to an increase in price from Rs 4.5 per cubic
metre in FY17 to Rs 6.3 in FY21.
“IPPs don’t have any energy to repair costs. They’re
locked into quoted tariffs beneath long run contracts,” the
business physique mentioned.
The common improve in water cost doesn’t fall
beneath the ”Change in Legislation” provision, and therefore the fee has to
be borne by the facility producers, resulting in a deterioration of
their monetary viability, it added. PTI AAM
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