Chennai Central railway station absolutely powered by photo voltaic power; bills come down


The Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central or Chennai Central railway station is now absolutely powered by photo voltaic power. The station has put in 1.5 Megawatt (MW) capability photo voltaic panels on the platform shelters and 100 per cent power requirement of the station is now met by solar energy through the day, reported The New Indian Categorical (TNIE).

The South Central Railway (SCR) is the primary of Indian Railways to give you the idea of ‘Power Impartial’ railway stations, a transfer appreciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tweeted that the 100 per cent day power requirement of Chennai Central Station is met by #SolarPower. Vaishnaw’s tweet was retweeted by PM Modi, who stated the railway station has proven the best way in the case of photo voltaic power.

The work for the inexperienced railway station began in October 2017 and was completed in 2019. At current, a complete of 21.90 lakh models of energy is generated in a 12 months, out of which 13.14 lakh comes from the MMC complicated and eight.76 lakh is acquired from Central station.

Solar energy panels put in at many places:

Photo voltaic Photograph Voltaic (SPV) panels have been put in in at the very least 13 station buildings to faucet pure solar energy. These panels have been put in at railway stations and a number of places, comparable to Chennai Central, Katpadi, MMC complicated, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Mambalam and in a number of different railway places of work. The ability is drawn from Tamil Nadu Technology and Distribution Company Restricted (TANGEDCO).

The senior officers acknowledged that the ability necessities for followers, lighting and different electrical home equipment in all of the 13 stations are met with the assistance of generated photo voltaic power. That is serving to to convey down the web conventional power consumption to zero at many stations.

Solar energy panels introduced down bills:

After the set up of photo voltaic panels, 17,4000 models are provided to the station through the weekdays and 10,700 throughout weekends. The set up of solar energy panels has resulted in financial savings of Rs16.64 crores from renewable power sources in 2019-20 and has minimize down the bills of the railways by 1.75 crore each year. The Railways additionally acknowledged that it’s dedicated to quick monitoring its renewable power tasks to convey down energy prices.

In a bid to concentrate on harnessing renewable sources of power by windmills, windmills have additionally been erected at Kayathar (Tuticorin district underneath Madurai division) of the Southern Railway. The whole capability of the Windmill plant is 10.5 MW. Vijyawada turned the primary railway station within the nation to be coated with 130 kWp photo voltaic panels in July.

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