Published On: Wed, Apr 26th, 2017

Delhi Metro’s Phase III to Be Solar Powered

Delhi Metro has been spearheading efforts for enhancing the use of solar power to reduce impact of increasing energy tariff and mitigate environment depletion and hence signed a purchase agreement for 25 years with Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited, a joint venture between Solar Energy Corporation of India and the Madhya Pradesh government.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that under this agreement, Delhi Metro will effectively source 345 MUs annually from this project, the entire energy requirement of phase III of Delhi Metro project. Delhi Metro‘s Phase III is likely to be fully powered by solar energy.

It is also expected to result in substantial savings in energy cost for Delhi Metro.

DMRC was involved in this mega solar project since April 2016 and played a crucial role in drafting project documents. Team of officials from DMRC and RUMSL, through diligent detailing, robust project preparedness, keeping appropriate distribution of risks, have achieved a record low first year tariff of Rs 2.97, for solar energy, said the statement from Delhi Metro.

DMRC also has a target of commissioning 20 MWp rooftop solar plants by the end of 2017 on its premises and has successfully commissioned 16 MWp capacity till date.

Delhi Metro officials describing the 750MW solar project in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, as the world’s largest single site project said that is likely to become operational from June 2018.

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