Author Archive: Shantanu Srivastava

Energy Finance Analyst Shantanu Srivastava is experienced with corporate finance and strategy, working with clients in North America and the Middle East. A CFA Charter holder, he has an MBA in finance from IMT Hyderabad and an engineering degree from NMIMS University.

IEEFA India: Exiting old coal power purchase agreements could save electricity distributors over US$7 billion per year

Allowing distributors to leave end-of-tenure PPAs will accelerate retirement of ageing coal plants

The decision by India’s central power regulator to allow BSES, Delhi’s largest electricity distribution company (discom), to exit a 25-year-old power purchase agreement (PPA) with NTPC’s Dadri-I power plant potentially opens the floodgates to the relinquishment of end-of-tenure thermal PPAs. This is a welcome move that could accelerate the closure of old, inefficient coal power […]