Power Generation

 
 

THERMAL POWER STATION-I

The 600 MW Neyveli Thermal Power Station-I in which the first unit was synchronized in May'62 and the last unit in September'70 consists of six units of 50 MW each and three units of 100 MW each. The Power generated from Thermal Power Station-I after meeting NLC's requirements is supplied to TANGEDCO, Tamilnadu which is the sole beneficiary. Due to the aging of the equipments / high pressure parts, Life extension programme has been approved by GOI in March 1992 and was successfully completed in March’99 thus extending the life by 15 years. In view of the high grid demand in this region, this power station is being operated after conducting Residual Life Assessment (RLA) study. GOI has sanctioned a 2x500 MW Power Project (Neyveli New Thermal Power Plant – NNTPS) in June 2011 as replacement for existing TPS-I.

   
   
   
 

THERMAL POWER STATION-II

The 1470 MW Second Thermal Power Station consists of 7 units of 210 MW each. In February 1978, Government of India sanctioned the Second Thermal Power Station of 630 MW capacity (3 X 210 MW) and in Feb.'83, Government of India sanctioned the Second Thermal Power Station Expansion from 630 MW to 1470 MW with addition of 4 units of 210 MW each. The first 210 MW unit was synchronised in March 1986 and the last unit (Unit-VII) was synchronized in June'93. The power generated from Second Thermal Power Station after meeting the needs of Second Mine is shared by the Southern States viz., Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Union Territory of Pondicherry.

   
   
   
 

THERMAL POWER STATION-I Expansion

Thermal Power Station-I has been expanded (2 x 210 MW) using the lignite available from Mine-I Expansion. The scheme, TPS I Expansion, was sanctioned by Government of India in February 1996. Unit-I was synchronised in October 2002 and Unit-II in July 2003. The power generated from this Thermal Power Station, after meeting the internal requirements, is shared by the Southern States viz., Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Union Territory of Pondicherry.

   
   
   
 

BARSINGSAR THERMAL POWER STATION

Government of India sanctioned the Barsingsar Thermal Power Station 250 MW (2 X 125 MW) in October 2004. The units were commissioned in December 2011 and in January 2012. The power generated from this Thermal Power Station after meeting internal requirements is shared by the DISCOMS of the state of Rajasthan.

 
 

TPS-II EXPANSION

This Project is consisting of two units of 250 MW capacity each. Unit-II attained commercial operation in April 2015 and Unit-I in July 2015. The lignite requirement is met through expansion of Mine-II. The steam generators of this project employ eco friendly Circulating Fluidised Bed Combustion (CFBC) technology. This technology has been adopted for 250 MW Capacity units for the first time in India.