Neyveli Lignite Corporation installs three 100 MW solar power projects
Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL) has successfully installed three 100 MW Solar Power Projects for commercial operation, which was inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance & Company Affairs. These solar power plants are located in Virudhunagar District at Thoppalaakkarai and Sethupuram, and in Tirunelveli District at Sellaiya Sezhiyanallur. Having a installed capacity of 100 MW each, these solar power plants were commissioned at a cost of Rs. 1300 Crores. This includes Operation & Maintenance (O&M) cost for 15 years.
After the inauguration ceremony, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NLCIL and Anna University which would help in establishing a pilot project on drying of lignite by solar power to increase the caloric value from 2,700 Kcal to 4,350 Kcal. The pilot project will cost Rs. 2 crore 69 lakhs.
@EPC World Media