DMRC installs nine new solar power generation facilities
These solar power plants with a total generation capacity of 1,660.4 kWp, have been installed under RESCO (Renewable Energy Supply Company) Model, wherein the capital cost has been invested by the Solar Developer and DMRC has signed the Power Purchase Agreement for 25 years. DMRC will only pay Energy charges for the actual energy generated.
“The power generated will be used for the lighting and other auxiliary requirements of the station and depot buildings. The power Receiving Sub Station (RSS) of the Faridabad corridor has already been developed as a green building with a 50 kWp solar plant. A <g data-gr-id="29">rain water</g> harvesting and a <g data-gr-id="30">wet land</g> type of Sewage treatment plant facilities have also been constructed,” said DMRC in a press statement.
In total, DMRC has so far commissioned solar power facilities with generation capacity of about 2,800 kWp with plants at Dwarka Sector 21, Anand Vihar, Pragati Maidan, Metro Enclave, Yamuna Bank station, Yamuna Bank depot, Faridabad RSS, ITO, Ajronda depot and Faridabad metro stations.
Further, the equipment for <g data-gr-id="26">solar</g> plant of 200 kWp capacity at Sarai station has also arrived at <g data-gr-id="27">site</g> and the installation work will commence shortly. In addition to this, the study for installing solar panels on the Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) providing connectivity to the <g data-gr-id="21">commuters</g> across the National Highways has also been undertaken.
As per its solar mission, DMRC will create facilities for the generation of 20 MWp out of which work has been awarded for 11 MWp so far. DMRC is committed to <g data-gr-id="31">install</g> solar plants with <g data-gr-id="32">generation</g> capacity of 50 MWp in its existing and upcoming network.