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NLC forays into renewable energy sector

M Ramesh Chennai | Updated on March 13, 2018 Published on May 28, 2013

NLC wind farm is coming up in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.



Public sector Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) will take its plunge into renewable energy in the current year. The company expects to add 50 MW of wind power and 30 MW of solar before March 2014.

The tendering process for the 50 MW wind farm is on and the vendor could be finalised in a month, Mr R Kandasamy, Director (Planning & Projects), NLC, told Business Line today.

The wind farm is coming up in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.

Mr Kandasamy said that the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board had assured NLC that there would be no problems in evacuating the power.

Tendering is also on for a 10 MW solar plant that will come up on NLC premises in Neyveli. This will help the company meet its ‘solar purchase obligation’ mandated by the Tamil Nadu government.

Further, the NLC board approved “only today” a plan for putting up a 20 MW solar project in Rajasthan, in two equal phases.

Answering a question, Mr Kandasamy said that NLC was yet to decide how much of its renewable power capacity would be registered under the ‘renewable energy certificate’ (REC) scheme.

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Published on May 28, 2013
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