Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, a “NavRatna” Public Sector Enterprise, under the administrative control of Ministry of Coal has a chequered history of achievements . At present, NLC operates three Opencast Lignite Mines at Neyveli and one at Barsingsar, Rajasthan of total capacity of 30.60 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) and Four Thermal Power Stations at Neyveli and one at Barsingsar, Rajasthan (250 MW) and one at Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu (1000MW ) along with Wind power 51MW and SolarPower 10MW with total installed capacity of total 4301 Mega Watt and its power shared by the states Tamilnadu, Andhrapradesh,Karnataka,Telangana,Kerala ,Puduchhery and Rajasthan.
NLC has taken a new initiative by entering in to trading of Unrequestioned Surplus Power (URS) surrendered by DISCOMS thereby increasing the availability of electric power for consumers in general in the country. On 19th June 2016, NLC provided one million of URS power to the grid through the trading portal of NVVN (NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam) and SRLDC (Southern Regional Load Despatch Centre). The above initiative of NLC is first of its kind in Southern Regional and is in line with new tariff policy notified by Ministry of Power, Government of India, in the month of January 2016. This step taken by NLC in consultation with the beneficiary DISCOMS and it is beneficial to the community at large.