Date of post: 14 Jan, 2019
Mumbai: Three stations of the Central Railways have adopted energy conservation techniques to save energy. Asangaon station of the Central Railway has the distinction of being the second station on Indian Railways to become a ‘Green Station’, where all the energy needs are met by solar and wind ill generated power.
- It was followed by Jumapatti, Waterpipe, Aman Lodge and Matheran become energy independent.
- Now Roha, Pen and Apta stations of Central Railway have also become green stations, thereby saving precious energy.
- The power requirements at these railway stations are now met by solar and windmill generated green energy.
- Roha station has 15 kWp solar power panels generating around 65-80 kWh power daily.
- Earlier, the electrical load of Roha station was 21 kW while the present load is only 11.81 kW, thus achieving 80% energy saving with solar power.
- The yearly saving in terms of money value will be Rs 3.54 lakh.
- Pen station has 5 kWp solar power panel and 7.2 kWp solar and wind mills, generating around 60-70 kWh power daily.
- The load of 14 kW at Pen station has come down to 7.65 kW achieving 80% energy saving and cutting down on expenses equalling Rs 2.19 lakh.
- Apta station has 5 kWp solar power panel generating around 25-30 kWh power daily.
- The load of 8.52 kW has come down to 4.38 kW, achieving 80% energy savings.
- The yearly savings in terms of money value will be Rs 3.26 lakh.
The energy data at these railway stations are monitored on real-time basis through Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS).
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