NLC India Commissions 100 MW Solar Plant in Tamil Nadu

NLC India Ltd. has announced in a regulatory filing that it has commissioned a 100 MW solar PV power plant in the state of Tamil Nadu.

NLC India Solar Plant

State-owned coal miner NLC India Ltd. has announced in a regulatory filing that it has commissioned a 100 MW solar PV power plant in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The commercial operation of the solar park, which is located in Ramanathapuram District, has been declared with effect from May 29, 2019. The project is part of the 709 MW of solar awarded to NLC India by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) in an auction that took place in 2017.

It was reported at the time that bids in the tender ranged from Rs 3.47 per kWh to Rs 4 per kWh and that the distribution company had eventually asked developers to sign contracts at the lowest (L1) quoted price.

In January, NLC India (NLCIL) had announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government to develop 2,640 MW of lignite-based thermal power projects and 1,000 MW of solar energy projects in the state.

The MoU was signed between NLCIL and the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) on behalf of Tamil Nadu Government. As per which, the Tamil Nadu government has agreed to provide facilitation and support to NLC India in the form of necessary infrastructural support for setting up these projects.

In March, the company announced that it had commissioned the entire 500 MW solar power projects in Tamil Nadu.

“The balance 200 MW of solar PV power projects, out of 500 MW solar PV power projects which were under implementation in the state of Tamil Nadu, has been commissioned,” the company said in a filing to BSE. “With this, the entire 500 MW solar power projects in the state of Tamil Nadu have been commissioned,” the filing added. 

Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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