Neyveli NLC India’s “First Thermal Power Plant” was shut down yesterday by order of the Central Green Tribunal due to the end of its standard life expectancy.
A mine was dug in 1959 to extract brown coal in Neyveli, Cuddalore district. Subsequently, in 1962, a thermal power plant was started to generate electricity. Here, 600 MW of electricity was generated in 1 hour. This thermal power plant was designed with German and Russian technologies. The terminal was scheduled for 25 years.
The new thermal power plant is now operational to offset the loss of power generation caused by the closure of the first thermal power plant.
At that power plant, it is planned to generate 1,000 MW of electricity per hour. Currently, 500 MW of electricity is being generated.