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SDMC inks MoU with SECI for generation of 27.5 MW power

SDMC inks MoU with SECI for generation of 27.5 MW power

New Delhi: South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Friday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for generation of total 27.5 MW power from two separate solar plants at vacant land at Ghummenhera near Najafgarh and land owned by the South Body at Faridabad in Haryana. The work on the two plants is likely to begin in the first half of April 2019.

SDMC Mayor Narendra Chawla said that for the plants two sites have been identified at Ghumenhera, Najafgarh and Ferozpur Village Faridabad. At Ghumenhera 105 acres and Ferozpur 9.45 acres land is available for setting up the solar plants. After a detailed study, the estimated solar energy plant of capacity 25 MWp and 2.5 MWp have been planned for Ghumenhera and the Ferozpur. The two plants are expected to be commissioned in 18 months after the start of work.

He said that with commissioning of the two plants SDMC will be able to substantially mitigate pollution as the emission of 28,000 ton Co2 per annum will be reduced. The plants are going to be milestones in the direction of environmental protection, he added. The estimated cost for the project at Ghumenhera and Ferozpur are Rs 145 crore and Rs 20 crore respectively. The funds for this project will be generated through public bonds and action for this has already been initiated.

The Chairperson Standing Committee Shikha Rai said that the units of solar energy generated from the above plants are 3 crore at Ghumenhera and 30 lakh from Ferozpur. The power generated from the Ghumenhera will be utilised against the street light bills consumed by SDMC. She also stated that the SDMC will save Rs 22.5 crore per annum from the Ghumenhera project and earn Rs 1.55 crore from exporting energy generated by Ferozepur plant.

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