ICICI Securities: Power Sector Update - Higher Coal Demand Continues
Coal being loaded inside a steel factory in India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

ICICI Securities: Power Sector Update - Higher Coal Demand Continues

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ICICI Securities Report

Despite the challenging environment, power demand growth remains on its higher trajectory in Q3 FY21 on YoY basis, leading to good growth in coal-based generation, hence coal offtake.

All-India daily demand in October 2020 / month-to-date-November 2020 is higher by an average of 12.1% / 4% YoY while peak demand is higher by an average of 7.9%/2.6% YoY.

Thermal plant load factors have improved substantially from the low of 42% in April 2020 to 55.5% in October -2020 as demand normalised.

As a result, coal generation increased by 14.6% / 6.9% YoY in October 2020 / month-to-date-November 2020.

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