The company aims to produce 4,251 megawatts of power through solar and wind energy As part of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited’s (NLCIL) commitment to produce 4,251 megawatt through solar and wind energy, the company has installed solar panels on the terraces of its seven office buildings, at a cost of ₹5.49 crore.
Under the first phase, NLCIL has installed solar power panels in its corporate office, Central Technical Office (CTO), Public Relations Office, Guest House, Mines Administrative Office, Material Management Complex and Township Administration Building.
The project could generate 1,067 KW and has been awarded to Enrich Energy, Pune through Rajasthan Electronic and Instruments Limited, Jaipur, the implementation agency for the Ministry of Coal. Chief Managing Director (Additional charge) and Director (Finance) Rakesh Kumar commissioned the project installed on CTO building two days ago, the power utility said in a press release. Mr. Kumar said that the Union Government had fixed the target of producing 1.75 lakh MW power through the renewable energy sector by 2025.
As part of this, NLCIL has committed to produce 4251 MW through solar and wind power. NLCIL has already commissioned 491 MW through Greene Energy Units installed at Tirunelveli and Virudhunagar districts besides Neyveli. The project under various stages of progress in Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram districts will produce 909 MW using solar power.
The utility has planned to install solar panels at the General Hospital and schools with an aim to produce 4 MW of power.
Discussions are on with Karnataka, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and the Indian Railways to install panels with the aim to generate 2,850 MW solar power.