Nation Current Affairs 02 Jan 2018 NLC solar power plan ...

NLC solar power plant goes on stream

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Published Jan 2, 2018, 1:29 am IST
Updated Jan 2, 2018, 1:29 am IST
The Green power project is likely to reduce the loading of about 2.16 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere compared to fossil fuels.
The 130 MW solar power project has been implemented in two blocks of 65 MW each.
 The 130 MW solar power project has been implemented in two blocks of 65 MW each.

Chennai: The Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Central Government, Susheel Kumar inaugurated a 130 MW solar power project in Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Ltd (NLCIL) on Monday. The entire power generated from the unit would be supplied to TANGEDCO, at a preferential tariff of Rs. 5.10 per unit for 25 years, a press release stated.

Inaugurating the project, Susheel Kumar said that that NLCIL delivered its share in renewable energy sector in line with the nation's agenda of 175 Gigawatts renewable energy generation as per the promises made in the Paris climate change agreement for rapid scaling up wind and solar power to 36 per cent of the global energy mix by 2030.

 

Dr. Sarat Kumar Acharya ,CMD,NLCIL said, the 'Navaratna' public sector joined hands with the central government to establish 4,000 MW solar power plants in various parts of country.

The 130 MW solar power project has been implemented in two blocks of 65 MW each. M/s BHEL was engaged for executing one block of 65 MW with deployment of indigenous solar modules and M/s Jakson Engineers was entrusted with executing another block of 65 MW with the deployment of indigenous solar cells and modules.

The Green power project is likely to reduce the loading of about 2.16 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere compared to fossil fuels. The entire power will be supplied to TANGEDCO, Tamil Nadu. Long term PPA has been signed at the preferential tariff of Rs. 5.10 per unit for 25 years.

 

Later, Susheel Kumar also inaugurated 700 litre bucket wheel excavator at Mine-II, DM Plant, Circulating Water Pump at New Neyveli Thermal Power Station and visited the proposed solar project site. Among others, Directors of NLCIL and officials attended the function.

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