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1,000-MW thermal power project of NTPL dedicated to nation


New Delhi, Mar 4: Coal Minister Piyush Goyal Monday dedicated to the nation a 1,000-megawatt (MW) thermal power project of Neyveli Tamil Nadu Power Ltd (NTPL) and a 150-MW solar power projects of NLC India Ltd (NLCIL) in Tamil Nadu.

"Piyush Goyal...has dedicated the 1,000 MW coal-based thermal power station of Neyveli Tamilnadu Power Ltd (NTPL), Thoothukudi,...and 150-MW solar power projects of NLC India Ltd situated at Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar districts...on March 4," the coal ministry said in a statement.

Coal Minister Piyush Goyal

The 1,000-MW coal-fired thermal power project of NTPL is a joint venture between NLCIL and TANGEDCO with an equity participation of 89:11.

"Tamil Nadu is the sole beneficiary of the 150 MW renewable power plants of Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram districts commissioned and dedicated to the nation today," the statement said.

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So far, NLCIL has installed 591 MW of solar power and 51 MW of wind power plants in various parts of Tamil Nadu. Also, 759-MW solar power projects are under execution in Tamil Nadu, the statement said.

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NLCIL has an installed capacity of 4,784.50 MW of power. Further, 2,980 MW of thermal power plant and 776.5 MW of solar power plants are under construction.


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