NLC India Limited, a Navratna Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSE) under the Ministry of Coal, has secured the entire capacity of the 810 MW solar PV project tendered by Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Nigam Limited (RRVUNL). This project will be developed in RRVUNL’s 2000 MW Ultra Mega Solar Park at Pugal Tehsil, Bikaner District, Rajasthan.
The Letter of Intent for the project has been issued by RRVUNL, marking a significant milestone in NLCIL’s commitment to clean and sustainable energy solutions. The land for the project and the power evacuation system connected to the State Transmission Utility (STU) will be provided by RVUNL, streamlining the project completion process. This represents the largest renewable project undertaken by NLCIL.
With this addition, the total capacity of power projects in Rajasthan will reach 1.36 GW, including 1.1 GW of green power, contributing to economies of scale and optimized fixed costs. Given the favorable solar radiation conditions in Rajasthan, the higher Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) for the project is expected to generate over 50 billion units of green power and offset more than 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the project’s lifespan.
NLCIL is currently involved in the development of various solar projects, including a 50 MW solar project on mined-out land, a 200 MW solar project under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) scheme on a pan-India basis, a 300 MW solar project under the CPSU scheme at Barsingsar in Bikaner District, and a 600 MW solar project at Khavda in Bhuj District, Gujarat.
Shri Prasanna Kumar Motupalli, CMD (Chairman and Managing Director), stated that NLCIL was the first CPSU to install 1 GW of renewable energy (RE) capacity and is actively working on developing 2 GW of RE capacity across India. The company has set a target to achieve more than 6 GW of RE capacity by 2030 in alignment with the commitment of the Government of India to augment RE capacity addition.