Neyveli Thermal Power Station II

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The Neyveli Thermal Power Station II is a 1470 MW megawatt lignite-fired thermal power station that is owned and operated by NLC India Limited in Tamil Nadu, India.

(The Neyveli Thermal Power Station I is nearby. For an explanation of the relation between the two stations, see Neyveli Thermal Power Station.)

Location

The power station is located near Neyveli village in Cuddalore district.

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Background on existing power station

The original power station comprises 7 units of 210MW each. It was commissioned in two stages of 630MW and 840MW. The first 210MW unit was commissioned in March 1986 and the last unit in June 1993. Lignite for the power project is being supplied from the Neyveli lignite mine, which is owned and operated by NLC.[1]

In October 2011, NLC commissioned a 250 MW unit (Unit 8) at the same site.[2] As of 2011 a second 250 MW unit (Unit 9) was under construction,[3] projected to become operable in 2013.[4] Unit 9 was commissioned on January 24, 2015.[5]

Proposed Phase II Expansion (Units 10 and 11)

In November 2016 NLC India applied for a terms of reference to set up two additional supercritical units at the power station of 660 MW each, near Mudhanai village. Coal would be provided by a new mine, known as Mine III.[6] In March 2017 the company received a terms of reference for the expansion.[7] The EIA was submitted in June 2018.[8] Environmental clearance was granted on October 29, 2018.[9]

Project Details for Units 8 & 9

Sponsor: NLC India (formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation)
Location: Neyveli village, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 11.553404, 79.440762 (exact)
Status: Operating
Nameplate capacity: 500 MW (2 x 250 MW)
Type: Circulating fluidized bed[3]
Year in Service: Unit 8: 2011; Unit 9: 2015
Coal Type:
Coal Source: Mine-II Expansion[3]
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, January 9, 2003

Project Details for Phase II (2 x 660 MW) Expansion - Units 10 & 11

Sponsor: NLC India (formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation)
Location: Mudhanai village, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 11.553404, 79.440762 (approximate)
Status: Permitted
Nameplate capacity: 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
Type: Supercritical
Year in Service:
Coal Type: Lignite
Coal Source: Mine-III
Source of financing:
Permits and applications: Terms of Reference, India MoEF, 23 March 2017; Environmental clearance, India MOEF, October 29, 2018

Resources and articles

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References

  1. Neyveli Lignite Corporation, "Thermal plants: TPS - II", Neyveli Lignite Corporation website, accessed January 2012.
  2. "Generation Capacity Addition During 2011-12," Central Electricity Authority, January 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Future Plans - Implementation: Thermal Power Station-II Expansion" Neyveli Lignite Corporation, accessed February 2012
  4. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country" Government of India Ministry of Power, September 2012.
  5. "Broad Status Report," India Central Electrical Authority, March 2017
  6. Pre-feasibility report, NLC India, Nov 30, 2016
  7. Terms of Reference," MoEF, 23 March 2017
  8. EIA, NLC India, June 2018
  9. Environmental clearance, India MOEF, October 29, 2018
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