Kochi Metro Update: 2,670kw Solar Plant Inaugurated at Operation Control Centre, Muttom

Kochi Metro Update: 2,670kw Solar Plant Inaugurated at Operation Control Centre, Muttom

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Date Of Post: 23 May, 2018

Kochi: A.P.M Muhammad Hanish, Managing Director, KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Ltd.) inaugurated the 2,670kw PV Solar plant at Operation Control Centre , Muttom along with 3 directors of KMRL, D K Sinha (Director Systems), Kumar.K ( Director Finance), Thurman Archunan (Director Projects). In first Phase, the KMRL planned to generate solar power from rooftop plants being installed in 22 metro stations and the Muttom depot.

More Information:

  • In 2017, KMRL has commissioned the 2,148 KW of solar plant.
  • Further, a capacity of additional 522 KW is now installed and the total capacity of solar power plant is 2,670 KW.
  • The planned capacity of the rooftop project is 4MW.
  • KMRL has adopted the method of Renewable Energy Service Company model where the vendor would invest the capital cost of nearly Rs 32 crore and carry out the operation & maintenance, while KMRL would sign a power purchase agreement and buy the power from the vendor at an agreed rate.
  • The rooftop project contract was awarded to M/S Hero Solar Energy (P) Ltd at a cost of `5.51 per KW of energy drawn, for next 25 years.

Author:

Narinder Sharma is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and marketing executive.
His interest is in the Railways , Metro and Transportation Sector of India .
Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information .


 

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