Two schemes floated to revive stranded gas-based power units

The power ministry has finalised two schemes to procure 4,000 MW from gas-based power plants to rescue stranded units put up at a cost of about Rs 1,00,000 crore.

The schemes include procuring 2,000 MW from gas-based plants through auction and bundling it with an equal capacity of solar power. Another 2,000 MW will be procured through online reverse auction, on a model similar to previous such schemes.

Power producers welcomed the long awaited scheme, saying it will bring almost 11,000 MW of stranded gas assets out of NPA situation. Read more

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