With a myriad of issues and challenges facing the power sector, many power projects in the country have either been shelved or stalled. Issues ranging from fuel shortage, fuel pricing & policy changes in exporting countries, land acquisition, environment approvals, power off take, delay in equipment supply so on and so forth are highlighted as the major reasons for the power sector slowdown. KG-D6 gas fields which once promised outputs of 80 mmscmd are giving record lows in gas production, which has adversely affected performance of gas based plants.
Key investors feel India’s medium-long term growth story is intact & continued investments in the power sector are inevitable for sustainable levels of economic growth. In the given business environment, distressed power projects offer some attractive investment opportunities to acquire capacity, rather than going in for green field investments. It is in this context we expect significant power assets sale and ownership changes across the power generation segment.
It is with this perspective, InfralineEnergy is coming out with research study on “Distressed Thermal Power Plants in India: Acquisition Opportunities”. The major focus of the work would be on identification of distressed thermal power projects in India and mapping of various key issues responsible for such situation. Besides this, the report would also highlight the potential opportunities for investors and the systemic challenges that can arise in case of ownership transfer, under the current policy, regulatory and legislative framework in India.