North Central Railway
No. 11PR/05/2020Press ReleaseDate: 10.07.20
With installed capacity of 11 MWp rooftop solar energy plant, North Central Railway isleading the way in“Go green initiative”
NCR to use vacant Railway land for quantum jump in solar energy generation
Under the “Go Green initiative” NCR has expanded use of renewable energy through installing Solar Power Plants at rooftop of service buildings, platform sheds, workshops and other buildings.More than 11 Megawatt Solar Power Plant over rooftop of office and other buildings has already been commissioned all over NCR and 85.55 lakhs units of electricity worth Rs 5 Crores was generated in 2019-20. Use of solar energy helped reduced CO2 emission by 7011 tonnes annually.
Of total installed capacity 3.845 MWp solar panels are installed in Praygraj, 1.2 MWp in Jhansi and 1.5 MWp in Agra division while 4.1 MWp and 0.5 MWp capacity solar plants are installed in Jhansi workshop and Rail Spring KarkhanaSithauli, Gwalior respectively. Rooftop solar plant of 1.86 MWp capacity are under process of installation at different buildings of North Central Railway.
Taking a major leap in generation of solar energy, North Central Railway is going for installation of solar power plants on vacant railway land which will add to solar energy generation capacity substantially. 185 acres vacant land near various stations of NCR has already been identified and approved for this purpose and another 201 acres land near traction sub-stations of Railway is under process. With thumb rule of 1MWp electricity generation per 4 acres of land, NCR will be able to add approximately100 MWp solar energy in future.