Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon'ble Union Minister of Railways and Coal Dedicates 1000 Mw Coal Based Thermal Power Station of NTPL, Thoothukudi And 150 Mw Solar Power Projects of NLCIL

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 04-03-2019 17:25:00 IST

Shri PiyushGoyal, Hon'ble Minister of Railways and Coal, GOI has dedicated the 1000 MW Coal based Thermal Power Station of Neyveli Tamilnadu Power Limited (NTPL), Thoothukudi,( a Joint Venture between NLC India Ltd. and TANGEDCO) and 150 MW Solar Power Projects of NLC India Ltd. situated at Ramanathapuram and Virudhanagar Districts in a grand function held at Harbour Estate, Thoothukudi on 04.03.2019 in the presence of CMD, NLCIL , Directors of NLCIL, Hon'ble Union and State Ministers, MPs and Senior officials of NLCIL, NTPL and TANGEDCO.

The 2x500 MW coal fired Thermal Power Project of NTPL is a Joint Venture between NLCIL & TANGEDCO with an equity participation of  89:11. Apart from having coal linkage from Mahanadi Coal Fields (MCL) &Eastern Coal Fields Ltd. (ECL) the plant uses imported coal too .. to meet the additional coal requirements. Once Talabira Mines start functioning, this plant will get coal from NLCIL own mines. The plant also uses Lignite from NLCIL Mines by around 10% of its Coal requirements by blending the Lignite& Coal. The commercial operations of Unit-I & II was declared on 18.06.2015 & 29.08.2015. NTPL Thermal Power Station contributes to the Nation's requirement by providing uninterrupted power supply for the households, agriculture, industrial and commercial establishments. Tamil Nadu is a major beneficiary of this Plant apart from southern states.

Green Power:

Tamil Nadu is the sole beneficiary of the 150 MW renewable Power Plants of Virudhanagar and Ramanathapuram Districts commissioned and dedicated to the Nation today, so far, NLCIL has installed 591 MW Solar Power and 51 MW Wind power plants in various parts of Tamil Nadu. Also, 759 MW Solar Power project is under execution in Tamil Nadu.

NLCIL has an installed capacity of 4784.50 MW of Power with a pan India presence, of which 3890 MW Thermal Power and 642 MW of Renewable power projects are in Tamil Nadu and TANGEDCO is the major beneficiary. Further 2980 MW of Thermal Power Plant and 776.5 MW of Solar Power Plants are under construction.

NLCIL has an ambitious Corporate Vision to become 21000 MW power generating and 123.15 MTPA Mining Company by 2025 with projects taken up in other states namely Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Andaman and Jharkhand apart from Tamil Nadu.

NLCIL has recently signed MoU with the Govt. of Tamil Nadu for setting up various mine and Power projects with an investment of around Rs.23800 Crore during the Global Investors Meet held in January 2019 at Chennai to mainly benefit the State of Tamil Nadu.

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