Generators running on diesel, PNG launched by IGL
With an aim to address the pollution woes in the NCR, a pilot project to run the existing diesel-based generators installed in residential complexes on a mix of piped natural gas (PNG) and diesel as fuel for power backup was started on Saturday by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).
Apart from environmental benefits, the initiative is expected to reduce operational cost of running power backup generator sets (gensets) by around 20 per cent, if run on full capacity.
V Nagarajan, Director (Commercial), IGL, inaugurated the supply of PNG as a fuel to dual injection gensets at Victory Crossroads Residential Complex, in Sector 143-B, Noida, on Saturday morning.
Dr B B Awasthi, Regional Officer, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB); S K Bansal, Director, Victory Projects; and other senior officials of IGL were present at the occasion.
The installation of dual fuel kit in the already installed diesel generator has been undertaken by Control Infotech, in close co-ordination with IGL.
While running at full capacity, the usage of PNG and diesel is expected to be in the ratio of 70:30.
However, due to limited occupancy levels in residential complexes at present, the usage of both PNG and diesel is expected to be equal.
It is estimated that using PNG along with diesel for power backup would result in savings of around 20 per cent in operational running cost in comparison to diesel at its current price. The payback period on capital Investment is estimated to be around eight months.