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Pakistan-India Relations-Changing Perceptions

load plantcan be easily made good by running the additional gas turbine kept for peaking purposes. The operating cost for the peaking cycle will be a little higher than the operating cost of the base load plant but still well below the Rs 2.40 per unit that MSEB has to pay. As there is also a built in cushion of 5 per cent margin on plant capacity, the guaranteed 90 per cent PLF on Enron's part translates into an actual commitment of only 79 per cent PLF a figure that is on par with the availability of Indian coal-based plants. And it is well known that coal-based plants have much lower availability than gas-based plants. It may also be noted that the additional margin available (7 percent) in the plant beyond what has been considered for commercial purposes makes it possible for Enron to claim bonus even beyond 100 per cent plant availability.

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