The first 500-MW unit of coal-based thermal power plant of NLC Tamil Nadu Power (NTPL) in Tuticorin has qualified for commercial operations.
NTPL, a joint venture company of NLC (89 per cent) and Tamil Nadu General and Distribution Corporation an electrical power generation and distribution public sector undertaking that is owned by the Government of Tamil Nadu. It was formed on 1 November 2010 under section 131 of the Electricity Act of 2003,... More (11 per cent), is establishing a 1,000-mw (2 units of 500 mw) coal-based thermal power plant at Tuticorin, Neyveli Lignite Corporation said in a filing to BSE.
“Unit I has successfully completed 72 hours of continuous operation at 1230 hours on June 6, 2015, from 1230 hours of June 3, 2015. The unit will be put into commercial operation,” the company said.
The pre-commissioning activities in Unit II of this plant are nearing completion and this unit will also be ready this month, it added.