TN to get 300 MW more from NLC

Published: 01st September 2012 12:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2012 12:47 PM   |  A+A-

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) will supply 1,400 MW of power per hour to Tamil Nadu by March 2013, as much as 300 MW an hour more than the present supply, said NLC CMD Surender Mohan.

  Addressing media persons on Friday, he said, “At present, NLC is supplying 1,100 MW per hour to Tamil Nadu.

 By March next year, we are going to increase it to 1,400 MW per hour.

 Almost all the works pertaining to the thermal power station II expansion (2 x 250 MW = 500 MW) are completed.

 The first unit will be commissioned by October and the second unit’s work will be completed by March 2013.

 At present, NLC is generating 2,740 MW power.

 After these two units are commissioned, NLC’s power generation capacity will go up to 3,240 MW.

 After that, NLC’s power supply to TN will be increased.

” In respect of the coal-based power project at Thoothukudi, construction was in progress.

 Both units were expected to be commissioned in 2013-14, he added.

 “At the end of the Twelfth Plan, NLC expects to achieve a lignite mining capacity of 38.

85 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) compared to present capacity of 30.

60 MTPA.

 After 10 years, NLC will have a capacity of 11,500 MW against present capacity of 2,740 MW,” he added.



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