In-depth analysis of India's coal power market trends, dynamics, value chain constraints and opportunities
The first edition of the ‘India Coal Power Market Analysis & Forecast
2012-2020’ evaluates the major commercial, policy and supply chain related
constraints and challenges facing India's power sector, in general, and coal
power industry, in particular, over the next decade and the opportunities that
With insufficient generation capacity, a history of project delays and missed
government capacity additions targets, as well as severe problems with the
transmission and distribution networks, India's power market faces many
challenges. Coal power has long since been the dominant baseload power source
and default technology choice for capacity expansion in India; but slow
development of domestic coal resources, rising domestic and international coal
prices, government tariff policy, and the bankability of PPA agreements (among
other things) are presenting significant hurdles to timely project execution.
In light of this, the report analyses the key market trends and dynamics,
identifies opportunities throughout the coal power value chain, and presents
forecasts for coal power capacity additions and associated capital expenditure
over the period to 2020.
The modelling & forecasting process
The report's forecast are based on a comprehensive bottom-up
project-by-project process, which involved the scrutiny of more than 2,200
coal power project prospects (totalling 880GW) that were evaluated based on a
range of key factors, including status, project size, location, progress to
date, operator workload, etc. Additionally a bespoke model was developed in
order to evaluate the potential for key demand drivers such as GDP, population
growth, and energy prices to impact the rate of market development - with
top-down high case and low case scenarios presented in addition to the
bottom-up base case forecasts.
Detailed forecast breakdowns
Forecasts for capacity and capex are presented in detail in order to provide
clarity to emerging market trends that allows readers to identify the specific
areas of opportunity available to them.
The following breakdowns are included:
- Capacity breakdowns by unit size - demonstrating the trend towards larger
- Capex breakdowns by unit size.
- Capex breakdowns by equipment and service items - e.g. from major
equipment like boilers, turbines, generators to fans, valves, and heat
exchangers and services such as design & engineering and project management
among many other categories.
Supply chain analysis and consultations
The report identifies the major constraints throughout the coal power supply
chain and wider value chain and highlights the opportunities that this is
presenting. Furthermore our analysis of the market constraints and
opportunities is supplement by interviews with key industry stakeholders, who
shared their views on the current and future prospects for India's coal power
market and what must be done to address the difficulties it is currently
Why Buy This Report?
Written in a style that assumes no reader knowledge of the subject area, the
report is an essential and rich source of information for senior executive and
key decision-makers currently involved or planning involvement in India's coal
power market - especially those working in contracting and equipment supply
industries, financial institutions and government departments.
The following are just a few of the many good reasons for purchasing this
- Comprehensive capex breakdowns by equipment and service items
- Bottom-up (involving the evaluation of more than 2,200 projects)
project-by-project forecasts provides readers with the confidence to utilise
the report's forecasts and findings to support key business investment and
- Industry survey means the views of key stakeholders are reflected in our
- Detailed analysis of project economics (tariffs, overnight capital costs,
LCOE comparisons etc.)
- In-depth discussions and analysis of value chain constraints and
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Table of Contents
Executive Summary & Conclusions
An overview of key market dynamics, policy, supply chain constraints, issues,
opportunities, and market forecasts.
Macro Market Trends & Drivers
A detailed examination of the key economic, market-specific and
ppolicyy-related drivers of activityy within the market.
India Power Market Overview
A complete overview of market developments and structure, the role of the
government, evaluations of capacity, supply-demand, consumption and
transmission network issues, and government capacity targets.
India Coal Power Market Overview
An evaluation of uppstream coal developpments,, coal price related issues,
major government coal power market policies and strategies, environmental
issues, supply chain constraints and a survey of industry stakeholders.
Project Economics & Foreign Investment
In-depth study of tariff policy, on-grid tariff rattes, overniightht capit
itall costts, andd lleveli lisedd cost of energy (LCOE) comparisons.
Prospective Project Data
Lists of major coal projects by unit size that are currently under
developpment,, with the ppossibilityy or likelihood of being completed during
the forecast period 2012-2020. A complete database of all prospective future
projects can be purchased separately.
Market Forecasts (2012 to 2020)
In-depth forecastts and analysis of capacity additions and capex by coal
project unit size, with detailed capex breakdowns by plant equipment items and
Overview of key modelling and forecasting assumptions.