NLC India Ltd (NLCIL) incorporated in 1956, is a leading Public sector company engaged in Lignite mining and Lignite based Power Generation. It is one of the profit making Navratna CPSU of Government of India. NLCIL views its business as an opportunity to set up mechanisms for sustainable socio-economic development of its operating regions and also for the Nation Building efforts. It has entered the 63rd year of its glorious existence.
NLCIL, which has Four Open Cast Lignite Mines at present, is operating one of the biggest open cast Lignite Mine in Asia. From the initial capacity of 6.5 MTPA of Lignite, NLCIL has grown into a production capacity of 30.6 MTPA with OB removal of 165 Mm3 per annum in a span of Six decades. It has targeted a growth plan to increase its capacity to produce 62.15 MTPA of Lignite by2025.
To add feathers in its crown, NLCIL is venturing into Coal mining with the recently allocated blocks viz Talabira-II & III (23 MTPA of Peak Capacity) in Odisha and Pachwara South (11 MTPA of Peak Capacity) in Jharkhand for meeting the Downstream coal based power projects (5000 MW by the year 2025).
At present, NLCIL has five pit head Thermal Power stations with a capacity of 3240 MW. A new TPS of capacity 1000 MW is under commissioning at Neyveli. NLCIL has entered into Joint Venture with other companies and a 1000 MW Coal based TPS is already in operation at Tuticorin, Tamilnadu. Another 1980 MW TPS is under construction at Ghatampur in UP.
Keeping pace with the changing business trends, NLCIL has diversified into renewable energy. As green technology initiatives, it has Commissioned 141 MW solar power in Neyveli (which includes 1 MW Rooftop Solar), 300 MW Soloar Power and 51 MW Wind Power in Tamilnadu. Work is nearing completion for 200 MW Solar Power Project in Tamilnadu
NLCIL is now concentrating on Renewable Energy and has plans to install 4,000 MW Solar plant and 251 MW Wind power plant by 2025. Solar Power Project Works on 709 MW in Tamilnadu and 20 MW in Andaman and Nicobar islands are under progress.
NLCIL plans to increase its Mining Capacity to 93.15 MTPA and power generation Capacity to 21,011 MW by 2025.