Press Esc to close

DMRC plans to tap sun, save money

Ashpreet Sethi New Delhi:Dec 9, 2012 DH News Service 21:03 IST
Delhi Metro will draft tenders in the coming months for setting up solar power plants in an effort to cut down power costs. Increase in power tariffs has been instrumental in making the city’s new age transport system go green, say DMRC officials.

Metro requires about 140 MW power on daily basis to run trains across its network. Since Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is expanding through phase 3, it plans to shift its power dependency on renewable sources of energy like solar power to a huge extent.

With technical support from German International Cooperation (GIZ), which provided consultancy services to the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF), DMRC plans to install solar panels at the Yamuna Bank Metro station, Yamuna Bank Metro depot and Dwarka sector 21 station in next six months, said a DMRC official.

It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GIZ in November. An in-house team has been formed to execute the solar project. “In another six months, we will start generating solar power, which would be used for running train services. But the quantum of power to be generated has not been finalised yet,” added the official.

He added that they are working on a mechanism to regenerate at least 60 per cent of power from the new trains that will be added under phase 3.

It plans to use solar energy at elevated Metro stations, in depots and open areas at the stations where it will be easier to install plants. Depending on the success of this initiative, DMRC aims at adding generation capacity for its phase 3 structures.

“This will also help in avoiding disruption during grid failures in the future,” said the official.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
ASC Tornadoes rewrites record

ASC Tornadoes rewrites record

Karnataka Minister K J George unveils the Bengaluru Open 2017 trophy...

Karnataka Minister K J George unveils the Bengaluru Open 2017 trophy...

The holy shrine of Badrinath received moderate snowfall in Uttarakhand ...

The holy shrine of Badrinath received moderate snowfall in Uttarakhand ...

A Mathew and HDRL Thirimanne greet each other as they built up their partnership...

A Mathew and HDRL Thirimanne greet each other as they built up their partnership...

Tourists enjoy this winter's first snowfall at Manali, in Himachal Pradesh...

Tourists enjoy this winter's first snowfall at Manali, in Himachal Pradesh...

People watch an ill fated bus after an accident which killed many people in Latur...

People watch an ill fated bus after an accident which killed many people in Latur...

Manushi Chillar, center is crowned Miss World during the beauty pageant..

Manushi Chillar, center is crowned Miss World during the beauty pageant..

Players of North East United FC and Jamshedpur FC vie for the ball...

Players of North East United FC and Jamshedpur FC vie for the ball...

Manushi Chillar is crowned Miss World during the beauty pageant...

Manushi Chillar is crowned Miss World during the beauty pageant...

Bangalore ATP Challenger

Bangalore ATP Challenger

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.