NLC India Completes 709 MW Solar Projects for Tangedco

NLC India has announced that it has successfully completed the 709 MW solar PV projects in Tamil Nadu, which was awarded to it by state utility Tangedco

NLC 709 MW Solar

State-owned mining and power generating company, NLC India has announced that it has successfully completed 709 megawatts (MW) solar PV projects in Tamil Nadu, which was awarded to it by state utility Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO).

The company announced that the balance 351 MW of solar power projects under implementation in the districts of Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram, out of 709 MW solar power projects, awarded by TANGEDCO, have been successfully completed. And have started commercial operation.

In a corporate announcement, the company also revealed that with the completion of the last round of the 351 MW solar projects, the entire 709 MW solar power projects that were under implementation in Tamil Nadu have been fully completed. And the overall solar power generation capacity for the company has now increased to 1,350 MW.

Earlier this month, the company had announced the successful commissioning a 95 MW solar plant in Telangana. In its official filing, the company stated that 95 MW capacity of the 109 MW Solar PV power plant at Avathandai, Veppankulam, M. Pudukulam, and Kadamangalam villages, in the Ramanathapuram District, out of 709 MW solar power projects awarded by Tangedco have been commissioned.

In August, the company had announced the successful commissioning of a 100 MW solar PV plant in Tamil Nadu. “Pursuant to the 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.”

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.

In January, NLC India 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.

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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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