NLC Inaugurates Power Projects In Tamil Nadu
Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon'ble Minister of Railways and Coal, Government Of India has dedicated the 1000 MW Coal based Thermal Power Station of Neyveli Tamilnadu Power Limited (NTPL), Thoothukudi,( a Joint Venture between NLC India Limited and TANGEDCO) and 150 MW Solar Power Projects of NLC India Limited situated at Ramanathapuram and Virudhanagar Districts in a grand function held at Harbour Estate, Thoothukudi 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 Fileds (MCL) &Eastern Coal Fields Limited (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 an uninterrupted power supply for the households, agriculture, industrial and commercial establishments. Tamilnadu is a major beneficiary of this Plant apart from southern states.