Date of Post: 27 Oct, 2017
New Delhi: The Railways first set of solar plants with a total capacity of 5 MWp (megawatt peak) launched today by Union Railway Minister Sh. Piyush Goyal. The plants on the rooftops of railway stations will generate 76.5 lakh units of solar power cumulatively per year & shall meet around 30% of the energy requirement of these stations.
The Plants To Be Set On The Roof Tops Of These Stations
- Hazrat Nizamuddin
- New Delhi
- Anand Vihar
- Railway is working with renewed confidence to implement projects to serve the common Man of the country, Goyal said.
- There is a need to increase speeds of both freight and passenger trains and railway has committed itself to achieve this at fast pace.
- Indian Railway has targeted for reduction of 10% energy consumption in non-traction operations thereby saving about Rs 250 Cr. annually.
- We are working in time bound manner,skillfully,effectively to transform IR truly to a world class modern transporter, he said.
The Project Part Of Govt. Solar Mission Under PPP Model
- Through the project, the railways will save Rs 421.4 lakh annually & will reduce 6082 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
- This project is a part of the government’s National Solar Mission in which Indian Railways (IR) plans to commission 1000 MWp solar plants across its network.
- The project was awarded in December 2016.
- The cost of the project is Rs 37.45 crore and has been bought in by the developer under the PPP model.
- The developer will also maintain it for 25 years and Railways will only pay energy consumed at Rs 4.14 per unit.