NLC India Commissions 100 MW Solar Plant in Tamil Nadu

NLC India Commissions 100 MW Solar Plant in Tamil Nadu

NLC India has successfully commissioned a 100 MW solar PV plant in Tamil Nadu.

NLC 100 MW Solar Tamil Nadu

State-owned mining and power generating company, NLC India has announced the successful commissioning of a 100 MW solar PV plant in Tamil Nadu.

“Pursuant to confirmation received from TANGEDCO, vide letter dated 07.08.2019, it is informed that the 100 MW Solar PV Power Plant at Maranthai & Pudur Villages, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, out of 709 MW solar power projects awarded by TANGEDCO has been successfully commissioned and that the commercial operation has been declared with effect from August 5, 2019,” the firm issued in a corporate filing.

In June, the firm had announced the commissioning of another 100 MW solar project as a part of 709 MW capacity that it had won from the state distribution company. The commercial operation of the solar park, which is located in Ramanathapuram District, had been declared with effect from May 29, 2019.

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. 

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.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at 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