DMRC to Run Metro Trains on Solar, Receives 27 MW of Energy from Rewa

- Advertisement -

Currently, DMRC utilises solar power to meet 60 per cent of its electricity requirements and is planning to run all its operations on solar power by 2021

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), centre-state public sector company, will now run the metro trains powered by solar energy as it received 27-megawatt (MW) power from the Rewa Solar Power Project, based in Madhya Pradesh.

This will also be the first incidence when DMRC will be getting power from an outside source.

- Advertisement -

“The DMRC has started receiving solar power from the Rewa Solar Power Project from today (Thursday) onwards. Today, DMRC received 27 MW power from the project based in Madhya Pradesh and the same will gradually increase to 99 MW,” DMRC said in a statement.

“The power received from Rewa will be utilised for the operational as well as auxiliary requirement of Delhi Metro,” the statement said.

Till now, the solar power generated by the roof top plants installed in DMRC premises were utilised for the auxiliary requirements such as lighting and air conditioning of stations and depots,” it added.

To be world’s first fully solar-powered metro

Currently, DMRC utilises solar power to meet 60 per cent of its electricity requirements and is planning to run all its operations on solar power by 2021. If it has been achieved, it would become the first 100 per cent green energy metro rail network in the world.

On Thursday, to marking the beginning of new arrangement, Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC travelled in a metro train run by solar energy along with Manu Srivastava, Chairperson, Rewa Ultra Mega Solar and Upendra Tripathi, Director General, International Solar Alliance, and other officials.

According to the statement, around 345 million units (MU) of power will be received, on an average, from Rewa Project in a year. About 1092 MU of power has been consumed by Delhi Metro for its operations n 2018-19.

Delhi Metro is estimating to save more than Rs 41 crore by shifting to solar energy.

- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
Captcha verification failed!
CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!

Exclusive

5G Chipset Market to Hit $92.09B by 2030

0
Reports indicate that the global next-gen wireless processor market is on track to surpass the $100 billion mark in the coming decade. The 5G chipset...
Gursaurabh Singh, Founder of Dhruv Vidyut

“Electrifying Rural Mobility- Converting Traditional Bicycles Into E-Bikes”

0
In a conversation with Nitisha Dubey from EFY, Gursaurabh Singh, the Founder of Dhruv Vidyut, discusses their conversion kit, which can transform any conventional...
Rahul Bollini, the Founder of Bollini Energy

“Formal Contracts For Long-Term Commitments Are Not Always Necessary”

0
Bollini Energy collaborates with various companies interested in understanding the complete value chain of Lithium-ion cells. They offer technical services that span from mining...

Buzz

FAME 3 Likely To Launch On Budget Day With INR 10k Cr Budget

0
People familiar with the discussions informed that the Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme is likely to include support for electric...

Dixon Technologies Plans Multi-Million Dollar Investment In India

0
The domestic electronics manufacturer has planned 1500-1800 crores INR investment, seeks to venture into new sectors.  Dixon Technologies, a producer of e-components, recently disclosed its...

Clean Mobility Establishes Pune Facility For Zbee

0
Clean Mobility Solution India Pvt. Ltd. establishes a manufacturing facility in Pune to localise and indigenously produce the 'Made in India' Zbee, a three-wheeled...

Important Sectors

Setting UP Plant For Motors That Deliver 97% Efficiency

0
What can four students competing in Formula Student race teams achieve? Why would these students, originally focused on developing an electric two-wheeler brand, pivot...

FAME 3 Likely To Launch On Budget Day With INR 10k Cr Budget

0
People familiar with the discussions informed that the Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme is likely to include support for electric...

Dixon Technologies Plans Multi-Million Dollar Investment In India

0
The domestic electronics manufacturer has planned 1500-1800 crores INR investment, seeks to venture into new sectors.  Dixon Technologies, a producer of e-components, recently disclosed its...

Clean Mobility Establishes Pune Facility For Zbee

0
Clean Mobility Solution India Pvt. Ltd. establishes a manufacturing facility in Pune to localise and indigenously produce the 'Made in India' Zbee, a three-wheeled...

VinFast Invests $2 Billion In India Expansion

0
Vietnamese electric carmaker VinFast expands across Asia, opening new factories in India and Indonesia, despite challenges in the competitive EV market and slowing global...

Manufacturing

Honeywell Creates AI Software For Gigafactory Efficiency

0
Honeywell anticipates that its new battery manufacturing excellence platform will lower the costs of cell production, speed up the ramp-up cycles, and decrease material...

Raju B Ketkale Named CEO Of Lumax Industries

0
He takes over from Vishnu Johri, who is stepping down for personal reasons. Lumax Industries Limited, a Tier-1 automotive lighting system and component manufacturer within...

Schaeffler And Symbio JV Innoplate Starts Fuel Cell Plate Production

0
Starting with an initial production capacity of 4 million bipolar plates, the Innoplate joint venture is projected to achieve an annual output of 50...

Tesla Pushes Suppliers To Source Parts Beyond Taiwan And China

0
China and Taiwan are major global producers of essential electronics parts and components. Tesla has requested that its suppliers move the production of components and...

Uno Minda Shines With Increased Content Per Car And EV Focus

0
Uno Minda, a key player in the auto parts industry, has demonstrated significant revenue growth, surpassing industry averages by more than double over the...