According to a recent announcement, publicly-owned lignite mining and power generation company Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) plans to set up 600 MW of solar projects across various states of India. Through this announcement, the company plans to increase its total power generation capacity to 12.2 GW, from the current capacity of 2.74 GW.
According to the B Surender Mohan, Chairman and Managing Director, the company is in the process of setting up smaller solar projects with 10–15 MW of capacity each in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, with a total capacity of about 50 MW. Additionally, the company plans to set up a 100 MW solar project in Nevyeli for which land identification is underway. The company has been slowly increasing its renewable energy portfolio.