Power News We love to talk!

MAY 29 2015

Neyveli Lignite Corporation aims 12,221 MW capacity by end of 13th five year plan

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Fri 29th MAY 2015

Neyveli Lignite Corporation plans to achieve a total generation capacity of 12,221 MW by the end of the 13th five year plan in 2022, against 2,990 MW at present, a top company official has said. 

The corporation expects to achieve a lignite mining capacity of 49 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) by that year, compared to 30.60 MTPA in the lignite mines of Tamil Nadu/ Rajasthan at present, NLC Chairman-cum-Managing Director B Surender Mohan said. 

This would result in total power generating capacity going up to about 12,221 MW against 2,990 MW in NLC-owned power projects in Tamil Nadu/ Rajasthan, he added. 

Mohan said work is on to erect a 1,000 MW unit at Neyveli and another 250 MW plant in the town. 

He said the 1,000 MW thermal power plant (2x500 MW) at Tuticorin, a joint venture between NLC and Tamil Nadu Power Limited, is expected to go on stream in June this year. 

The 4,000 MW coal-based Sirkali thermal power project in Nagapattinam district is also under the active consideration of NLC and they are constantly pursuing the matter with the state government to get in-principle approval for land allocation, he said. 

Mohan was addressing a special meeting of NLC employees organised by the company yesterday at Neyveli. 

Tags

Rajasthan TOTAL Tamil Nadu Coal Thermal Power Project Joint Venture Power Plant Neyveli Lignite Corporation Power

Related News

  • CIL asked to increase supply to power plants  Read more
  • SunEdison sells 425-Mw projects for $231 mn  Read more
  • Supreme Court refuses Reliance Power promoted Sasan Power claim for higher tariff  Read more
  • Crompton Greaves in talks with First Reserve for sale of overseas power business  Read more
  • Currency note ban sends electricity bill collection in UP through the roof  Read more
  • Residents await Tangedco contact centre  Read more
  • Coal India achieves near-10% growth in sales during April-December 2015  Read more
  • Karnataka to import 1,000 MW power  Read more
  • Bhel commissions GVK's hydro-power project in Uttrakhand  Read more
  • Madras HC dismisses plea against power project allocation  Read more