This is the first 500MW lignite fired power boiler in the country as the highest capacity of lignite-fired boiler so far was upto 250 MW only, a press release said.
With the commissioning of the unit, the company said the total installed power generation capacity of NLC India Ltd crossed 5,000 MW mark.
The power from the plant would be supplied to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Puducherry.
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