NLC India Limited, a Navratna Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSE) under the Ministry of Coal, has won an 810 MW Solar PV project capacity from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Nigam Limited (RRVUNL). NLCIL has successfully secured the entire 810 MW capacity tendered by RRVUNL in December 2022 for the development of RRVUNL’s 2000 MW Ultra Mega Solar Park in Pugal Tehsil, Bikaner District, Rajasthan. The Letter of Intent for this project has been issued by RRVUNL. The land for the project and the power evacuation system connected to the State Transmission Utility (STU) will be provided by RVUNL, expediting the project’s completion. This is the largest renewable project to be undertaken by the company. Upon completion, the total green power capacity in Rajasthan will increase to 1.36 GW.

Due to the favorable solar radiation conditions in Rajasthan, a higher Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) for the project is feasible, resulting in the generation of more than 50 billion units of green power and offsetting over 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions throughout the project’s lifespan.

Currently, the company is in the process of establishing a 50 MW solar project on mined-out land, a 200 MW solar project under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) scheme nationwide, a 300 MW solar project under the CPSU Scheme in Barsingsar, Bikaner District, and a 600 MW solar project in Khavda, Bhuj District, Gujarat.

Shri Prasanna Kumar Motupalli, CMD, stated that the company was the first CPSU to install 1 GW of renewable energy (RE) capacity and is presently developing 2 GW of RE capacity across India, including this project. The company aims to achieve more than 6 GW of RE capacity by 2030, aligning with the Government of India’s commitment to augment RE capacity addition.

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