CUDDALORE: NLC India Limited (NLCIL) has proposed to increase its total power generation capacity from the present 6,061MW to 17,171MW by 2030, said NLCIL chairman cum managing director Prasanna Kumar Motupalli.
Addressing the gathering after unfurling the national flag during the Republic Day celebrations, Motupalli said the company has proposed to increase its thermal power generating capacity from the present 4,640MW to 11,140MW and the renewable power generating capacity from the present 1,421MW to 6,031MW by 2030.
The company has proposed to increase its lignite mining capacity from the present 32.1 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 40.1 MTPA and coal mining capacity from the present 20 MTPA to 44 MTPA by 2030.
The lignite production and power generation have gone up by 3.72% and 3.7% respectively in the third quarter ending December 2022 when compared to the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. The company’s Talabira mines had surpassed the yearly target of eight million tonne coal production.
He said the company has embarked upon innovative projects to extract methanol and diesel from lignite and convert mine overburden into sand for construction purposes.
He said his focus would remain on ‘people, safety, values, transparency and performance’ and urged the employees to accord top priority to maximizing production, prudent utilization of resources and timely completion of new projects.
NCLIC director (power) Shaji John, director (planning & projects) K Mohan Reddy, director (mines) Suresh Chandra Suman and chief vigilance officer L Chandrasekar participated in the Republic Day celebrations.