Iconic CSMT to be lit with green energy

Iconic CSMT to be lit with green energy

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

The iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, a heritage building of Mumbai will soon be illuminated with green energy. The full energy consumption of heritage building and other office buildings of various divisions of Central Railway will be from Green Energy. This is yet another green initiative by Central Railway after recently converting Neral – Matheran section, Asangaon and Mankhurd as fully green energy stations.

 The supply of green energy to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus will soon be possible as Central Railway entered into an Agreement with M/s Sri Pavan Energy Pvt. Ltd, a Government of India Undertaking, to provide Power at Rs. 5.18 per unit recently. Under this agreement, the power of 6 MegaWatt green energy generated by Wind Turbine by M/s Sri Pavan Energy Pvt. Ltd, under commissioning at Sangli district of Maharashtra will be utilized at 6 different stations of Central Railway and South Eastern Railway i.e Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Manmad, Bhusawal and Nagpur.

A Total of 12.93 million units green energy is expected to be generated that will be utilised for the full energy consumption of Heritage building of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and other office buildings of various divisions. The energy will be generated at Sangli district it will be received through the grid connection to various points of Central Railway. This power purchase will be utilized for meeting the requirement of Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) and the agreement will be valid for 25 years. An estimated amount of Rs. 1.5 Crores will be saved on electricity bill through this agreement.

 The illumination of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Building with green energy will add another feather to the cap of Energy Conservation initiatives as a high priority mission in Railways, according to a press statement issued in Mumbai.