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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Coal
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2496 ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 17, 2012
QUESTION Coal Linkages to Power Projects in Karnataka
2496. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of COAL be pleased to state:
(a) what is the present status of the application from the Karnataka Government for long term coal linkages for power projects at Edlapur, Yermarus and Bellary Unit-3; and
(b) by when Government proposes to award long term coal linkages to these projects?
Answer Minister of state in the ministry of coal (shri pratik prakashbapu patil)
(a): Applications were received from Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) in October, 2007, seeking long term coal linkage/Letter of Assurance (LoA) for setting up power projects at Yermarus (2x500 MW), Edlapur (500 MW) and Bellary Unit-3 (500 MW). KPCL submitted revised applications in February, 2009 changing the capacity of the proposed power projects at Yermarus to 2x800 MW and that of Edlapur to 800 MW and also submitting revised application for Bellary Unit-3 (700 MW) in April, 2010. These applications were forwarded to Ministry of Power (MoP) for their comments/recommendations. The recommendations of MoP on various power projects, including the power projects of KPCL, have been received in June, 2011.
(b): The Subsidiary companies of Coal India Limited (CIL) have issued 172 Letters of Assurance (LoAs) for coal supply, covering the capacity of 1, 08,878 MW. During the last three years of 11th Plan period, capacity of about 26,000 MW has been commissioned and the balance capacity of about 82,000 MW is likely to be commissioned during 12th Plan period and beyond. Since LoAs amounting to more than 80,000 MW for setting up the power projects already exist, there is prima facie no scope for the grant of new coal linkages/LoAs for 12th Plan Power Projects.