Power companies have been a backbone o the Indian industrial sectors and have been responsible of giving energy to companies and individuals. The companies have evolved in providing hydro, coal, win energy and have moved on to nuclear power plants as well. The top power companies in India have brands like NTPC, Power Grid Corp, Tata power, Reliance Infra and Adani Power followed by NHPC, Reliance Power, JSW Energy, Torrent Power and Neyveli Lignite. Here is the list of the Top 10 Power Companies in India 2016.
10. Neyveli Lignite
Neyveli Lignite Corporation is one of the 4 “Navratna” constituted by Government of India since its origin in 1956.
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It is administered under the control of MOC and is a frontrunner public sector undertaking in energy sector. There exists 3 opencast Lignite Mines with a total capacity of 28.5 Million Tonnes per Annum and an open cast Lignite mine of 2.1 million tones per annum at Neyveli and Rajasthan respectively.
The total capacity of the thermal power stations under this public corporation is 3240 MW. They also have 9 wind turbines installed of 1.5 MW each thereby aggregating the total capacity to about 3253.5 MW. They have also ventured into the renewable energy generation with the installation of solar energy power plant in Neyveli with the total capacity of 10 MW. Put together total energy adds up to 3263.5 MW. A coal based power project is being run at Tuticorin Tamil Nadu through NLC Tamil Nadu Power Limited (NTPL) with total energy tally of 1000 MW each.
All the mines at NLC are certified for quality, environment protection and occupational health and safety measures. All power stations are ISO marked for quality management and environment management system. NLC is committed to the sustainable operations aimed at protection of communities and environment. The learning and development centre at NLC is known for training and embellishment of its employees, executives and workers. These learning centres are well equipped with latest technology resources. In house training programs, CSR by the company and training at site are some of the initiatives taken by the company on human resource front.