Establishment of Power Plants by NLC
Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) proposes to set up coal fired power plants of 2000 MW capacity each in Orissa and Uttar Pradesh for which State Government approval is yet to be obtained and is also setting up a 50 MW wind power plant at Trinelveli District at the cost of Rs. 313 crores.
The land requirement for setting up a Coal based Thermal Power Plant of 2000 MW capacity is about 1000 acres. Details of land and households will be known only after State Government approvals have been obtained for setting up of the power plants. For the wind power project the areas required is 100 acres and land is provided by the supplier of the wind turbine generator.
This information was given by Minister of State for Coal, Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha Today.