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Neyveli Lignite to power capacity to 4,640 MW by 2015
Chennai, 09 July, 2011
Integrated mining-cum-power generation
company Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd. (NLC) said it would
increase its power capacity to 4,640 MW by 2015.
In a statement issued here, the company said power generation
will go up from the current 2,740 MW as a result of various
projects being implemented by the company.
According to NLC, the first 250 MW unit of thermal power
station-II (TPS-II) expansion is expected to the commissioned
this month and the second unit in next March.
The company said the 1,000-MW coal
based power project in joint venture with Tamil Nadu
Electricity Board (TNEB) is coming up in Tuticorin and is
expected to go on stream 2012-13.
The union government has sanctioned
NLC a new 1000-MW thermal power project in the place of its
old 600 MW TPS-I at an outlay of around Rs.5907 crore and the
project is expected to be commissioned Dec 2015.
Meanwhile, the company said it has exceeded performance
targets set till June this fiscal.
According to NLC lignite production, during April-June this
fiscal was around 6.42 million tonne as against a target of
6.10 million tonne.
The power generation during the period under review stood at
around 4,810 million units as against a target of 4,800