Who: Neyveli Lignite Corporation
What: Set up its first 10 MW solar power plant
When: 28 September 2015
Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) on 28 September 2015 set up its first 10 MW solar power plant at Neyveli. It is the first renewable energy project of the corporation.
The plant spread on 54 acres was installed by the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) at a cost of 74.60 crore rupees.
There are 48000 Solar Photo Voltaic Modules in the plant. Each module has the capacity to generate 240 MW power. The plant would evacuate power through the 33-KV power station located in Neyveli. The entire power would be fed to the sole beneficiary, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco).
During the trial run period, the plant generated 8.65 lakh units of electricity.