DMRC bags top spot for installing solar power plants
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has bagged the top spot for highest capacity installation of solar power plants in stations and depots across its vast network. Union minister of state for power Piyush Goyal handed over the award to officials of DMRC at a ceremony held in Bengaluru on the first foundation day of Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS) on August 27. AREAS is an initiative of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) in consultation with State Nodal Agencies for renewable energy, was formed and registered as a society in 2014.
As part of DMRC’s ‘solar mission’, it has installed several solar PV (Photo Voltaic) power plants that generate around 2,794 <g data-gr-id="13">Kwp</g> (Kilowatts peak) of power currently. “The solar plants at Metro stations of the upcoming Faridabad corridor (Line 6 extension) are a significant effort to install such facilities at the construction stage itself, making it an integral part of DMRC network,” said a metro statement.