NLC doubles generation capacity in three years
While the power generating capacity of NLCIL till 2014 is 2740 MW, by the meticulous planning of the Company as well as the Union Coal Ministry, now it is operating power stations with a capacity of 4295 MW.
Achieving the Mission of 24x7 Affordable Clean 'Power for All' and ensuring the optimum utilization of natural resources for national development are critical to 'Ujwal Bharat' which will help in realizing Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi's vision of New India. Over the past three years, the Ministries of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines have made considerable progress towards achieving this goal.
NLCIL joined hands with the Union Government to realise the Mission of "Power for All"and synchronised two Thermal Power Station namely Thermal Power Station-II Expansion (2 X 250 MW), NTPL Thermal Power Station (2 X 500 MW) run by NLC Tamil Nadu Power Ltd., a Joint Venture with Tamil Nadu Generation & Distribution Corporation Ltd., during the last 3 years period. In addition, the company entered into the green energy sector and installed Wind Turbines of 51 MW Capacity at Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu . (46.50 MW commissioned and the 4.50 MW will be commissioned soon). The Company also established Solar Power Project of 10 MW at Neyveli itself.
Apart from this, Thermal Power Projects construction is going on in different parts of the country. (Neyveli 2 X 500 MW, Uttar Pradesh 3 X 660 MW, Rajasthan 2 X 500 MW, Retiring of TPS-I (-) 600 MW). By the end of 2021 the Company's power Generating capacity will be raised to 7811 MW. The Company also plans to achieve 20971 MW within 2025.
In addition, NLC India Ltd., is having an ambitious plan to setting 4000 MW Solar Power Projects in association with State Governments in line with Solar Mission. Presently work for 130 MW Solar Power Project at Neyveli and 500 MW Solar Power Project at different parts of Tamil Nadu is going on.