NLC India’s 150 MW solar power projects at Ramanathapuram and Virudhanagar districts of Tamil Nadu were dedicated to the nation yesterday by Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal, Government of India.
Tamil Nadu is the sole beneficiary of these power plants.
“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 projects is under execution,” read a press release shared by the company.
NLC India has an installed power capacity of 4784.50 MW across India, of which 3890 MW thermal power and 642 MW of renewable power projects (591 MW of solar and 51 MW of wind power) are in Tamil Nadu with TANGEDCO (Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation) as the major beneficiary.
Recently, the state-owned power generator signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up a 1 GW solar project in the state.
The agreement was signed by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government during the Global Investors Meet show held recently in Chennai. Under the agreement, Tamil Nadu will provide facilitation and support to NLC India in the form of infrastructure for setting up the projects.
Under its corporate plan, NLC has lined up projects including wind and solar plants across the nation. It wants to increase its installed solar capacity to 4 GW by the 2022 financial year. Of that figure, NLC plans to implement 2,651 MW of solar in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, with commercial date of operation projected as March 2022.