DJB eyeing solar power to curb expenditure
The Board has proposed to install Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV systems at its different installations and use the generated electricity for running them.
“A solar photovoltaic system is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. It consists of a parallel arrangement of solar panels to absorb and convert the sunlight into electricity.
“The proposed capacity of the Solar PV on the rooftops of available areas at various installations of the water sector of DJB is 16,000 kilowatts peak. It is estimated to generate 2.1 crore units annually which will eventually lead to an annual saving of Rs. 3 crore on DJB’s budget,” said DJB in a statement.
The project comprises of three stages. The phase-I includes the installation of grid connecting rooftop Solar PV at the Haiderpur Water Treatment Plant (WTP), Sonia Vihar WTP, Bhagirathi WTP, Bawana WTP, <g data-gr-id="27">Iradat</g> Nagar Raw Water Pump House (RWPH), Bawana RWPH and RWPH at Yamuna for Bhagirathi, Sonia Vihar WTP as well as various Booster Pumping Stations.
The phase-II of the implementation of Grid Connected Roof top Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) system includes 25 years of comprehensive operation and maintenance at various Sewage Treatment Plants and Booster Pumping Stations.
In phase-III, the project will be extended to include the installation of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV system at various unused open land of Sonia Vihar WTP, <g data-gr-id="26">Iradat</g> Nagar Raw Water Pump House, Dwarka WTP and other vacant lands of DJB.