News Brief | September 2015
Neyveli Lignite to set up 600 MW solar power capacity
Public sector lignite mining and power generating company, Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), has plans to set up units producing 600 MW solar power.
The company has been recently looking at solar and wind, besides, coal as options of fuel, with plans to take total power generation capacity to 12,221 MW from the current 2,740 MW.
Chairman and MD B Surender Mohan said NLC is in the process of setting up small solar projects of 10-15 MW in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, totalling 50 MW of capacity, besides which it has been proposed to install a 100 MW solar project at Neyveli.
´Identification of suitable land for thr Neyveli project is under progress. These projects will be implemented after carrying out techno-economic viability studies and getting land,´ said Mohan.