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MAR 31 2017

Mumbai's first metro to go green

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Fri 31st MAR 2017

 

Reliance Infrastructure-promoted Mumbai Metro One announces the finalization and signing of the agreement for going green in a big way by harnessing solar power to meet a part of its electricity requirement. Mumbai Metro One has already initiated the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting at all its metro stations, depot, and administrative buildings to reduce electricity consumption. The installation of solar panels and LED lighting will save carbon footprint of approx 2,430 tons per year.

The plant is being set up under Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model wherein Mumbai Metro One will purchase the electricity at Rs 5.10 per unit and all the expenses for setting up and operating the plant shall be undertaken by the vendor of the Solar PV Plant.

This initiative is a part of Mumbai Metro One’s 'Go Green Go Clean’ campaign launched to mark its second anniversary. To start with, rooftop solar panels will be installed at Andheri and Ghatkopar Metro stations and thereafter, the remaining stations will be covered. The solar power generating system will have an installed capacity of approximately 2.30 mega watt peak (mwp), out of which about 2 mwp will be produced from the rooftop installations at the stations while the remaining power will be produced from the panels set up at the depot.

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Renewable Energy Energy Mumbai Power Electricity solar power Solar

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