NCRTC Unveils Solar Power Plant at Duhai Depot to Foster ReEnergy Usage
The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has inaugurated a solar power plant at the RRTS Depot in Duhai, Ghaziabad, to generate electricity and save energy, making it a green station.
On 08 July 2023, NCRTC Managing Director Vinay Kumar Singh dedicated the cutting-edge solar power plant.
The solar power plant has a capacity of 585 kWp, and solar panels have been installed throughout the depot.
The solar plant is expected to generate approximately 6,66,000 units of solar energy per year over its estimated lifespan of 25 years, according to officials. The plant is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 615 tonnes per year, for a total reduction of 15,375 tonnes over its lifetime.
“The solar energy produced through this solar plant will be monitored and optimized by a cutting-edge cloud-based application that will track the output on a regular basis. This advanced technology ensures transparency, efficiency, and seamless management of the solar energy infrastructure, ” said an NCRTC official.
According to officials, the solar power generated by this plant will not only meet the depot’s energy needs but will also have a surplus to use in other RRTS operations.
The plant was built in accordance with the department’s solar policy, which was implemented in March 2021. According to this policy, it will increase the share of renewable energy in the next five years by generating approximately 11 MW peak in-house solar power on the rooftops of stations, depots, and other buildings for non-traction purposes.
Aside from that, it will optimize the energy mix to increase the share of renewable energy used for traction. According to officials, it will also strive to create an appropriate investment climate that will leverage the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC).
The 17-kilometer priority section of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor has been completed and will be inaugurated soon. Furthermore, the first RRTS corridor alone is expected to reduce vehicular congestion by removing more than one lakh vehicles from the roads and to help reduce air pollution by removing more than 2.5 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide from vehicular emissions, according to officials.
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