Loss of 17.6 billion Units of power generation due to fly ash related shut downs in Indian thermal power plants between April 2019 and March 2022

Fly ash is a by-product of coal fired electricity generation. Thermal power plants in India generate millions of tons of fly ash annually. On some occasions, issues related to effective management of fly ash have impacted power generation at various thermal power stations. This note presents data pertaining to the loss in power generation due to fly ash related problems in the country for three years. It is informed by data from the Central Electricity Authority’s Daily Generation Reports between January 2019 and April 2022.

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Note published 23 September 2022.