NLC India commissions 63 MW solar capacity in Tamil Nadu

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The commissioned capacity—at Therkkupatti and Subbiahpuram Villages in Tirunelveli district—is part of 709 MW solar power projects awarded by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation.

As of March, NLC India Ltd—formerly the Neyveli Lignite Corporation—had 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) were in Tamil Nadu.

Earlier this year, 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.

Under the agreement, Tamil Nadu will provide facilitation and support to NLC India in the form of infrastructure for setting up the projects.

NLC has also 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 PradeshMadhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, with commercial date of operation projected as March 2022.