NLC India Commissions 130 MW Solar Power Project In Tamil Nadu
NLCIL has now crossed a significant milestone by commissioning its prestigious 130 MW Solar Power Project at 33/110 KV Pooling Substation, Bock-14, Neyveli.
Shri Susheel Kumar, the Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Gol, the Chief Guest, inaugurated the 130 MW Solar Project. Speaking on the occasion he Informed that NLCIL was significantly delivering its share in Renewable energy arena in line with the Nation's agenda of 175 Gigawatts Renewable Energy Generation as per the promises made in the historic Paris climate change agreement for rapid scaling up wind and solar power to 36% of the global energy mix by 2030.
Dr Sarat Kumar Acharya, in his address informed that NLCIL played an effective role in protecting the environment and to support meeting the National targets on time, NLC India joins hands with the Government of India to establish 4000 MW Solar Power Plants in various parts of Country as its share; and the process is moving on steadily.
This 130 MW Solar power project has been implemented in two blocks of 65 MW each. M/s BHEL was engaged in executing one block of 65 MW with the deployment of Indigenous solar modules and M/s Jakson Engineeers Pvt.Ltd. was entrusted with executing another block of 65 MW with the deployment of Indigenous solar cells and modules.
The project is spread over four different locations within Neyveli and the power evacuated from each site are connected to the Pooling Sub-station which has been established at the cost of Rs. 38.10 Crs by engaging M/s GE T&D Ltd. The total project cost works out to Rs.752.62 Crs including Viability Gap Funding of Rs.97.50 Cr. under the CPSU's scheme of MNRE. per Annum from this 130 MW Solar Power Project with capacity utilization factor (CUF )of 19%. This Green power initiative is likely to reduce the loading of about 2.16 Lakh tonnes of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere compared to the fossil fuel.
This plant, using Poly Crystalline Photovoltaic solar technology and the energy yield is expected to be 216.372 MU per annum and the entire power will be supplied to TANGEDCO, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Long-term PPA has been signed at the preferential tariff of Rs. 5.10 per unit for 25 years.
Later, Shri Susheel Kumar, Secretary, MoC inaugurated 700 Ltr. Bucket Wheel Excavator at Mine-II, DM Plant, Circulating Water Pump at New Neyveli Thermal Power Station and visited the proposed Solar Project site.