Pipelines, Storage & Power

Indian power plants need more gas – minister

India’s gas-fired power plants need around 85 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) to run at the required 90% of their load factor, but at the moment they are only receiving about 35 MMcm/d, Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia told the Lok Sabha – India’s lower house of parliament – on Thursday.
By Sara Stefanini 30 November 2012 0 14622

India’s gas-fired power plants need around 85 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) to run at the required 90% of their load factor, but at the moment they are only receiving about 35 MMcm/d, Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia told the Lok Sabha – India’s lower house of parliament – on Thursday.

As a result of the shortfall, several new gas-fired generators have been put on hold, even though they were ready to be commissioned and had been called for under India’s 11th Five-Year Plan, which runs...