For the full fiscal of 2022, Adani Power’s profit rose 287% to Rs 4,912 crore, while revenue grew 13% to Rs 31,686 crore. In Q4FY22, operating profit surged 271% to Rs 7,942 crore, aided by a prior period income recognition, greater shortfall claims due to high import coal prices, and higher merchant & short-term tariffs and volumes, as compared to Q4FY21.
Operating performance during Q4FY22 was affected due to high import coal prices and plant overhaul, partially offset by improved volumes due to high demand for power, Adani Power said. It further said that electricity demand continues to grow strongly in India, driven by economic growth and the heatwave in the north and western parts of the country.
Moreover, the recent geopolitical events in Europe have resulted in a sharp increase in global fuel prices, including coal, petroleum and natural gas. This has in turn affected the ability of a number of thermal power plants in India to generate power at viable costs, restricting their output. As a result of supply constraints in face of a growing demand for power, average market clearing price of electricity on exchanges rose to Rs 8.23/kWh in the day-ahead market in March.