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CEIG inspects solar installation at HMR depot

CEIG inspects solar installation at HMR depot
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The Chief Electrical Inspector to Government of India (CEIG) for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, DVS Raju inspected the 1MWp Solar Installation at HMR -...

Uppal: The Chief Electrical Inspector to Government of India (CEIG) for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, DVS Raju inspected the 1MWp Solar Installation at HMR - Uppal Depot and related 0.54/33 KV power evacuation substation.

Hyderabad Metro Rail Project has planned approximately 8MWp captive solar plants in Metro depots and on station rooftops to meet 15% of the total electrical consumption. As on date, 3MWp has been commissioned and another 1MWp is ready for commissioning.

This plant has been developed on RESCO model by M/s. Ampsolar Generation Private Limited, through a power purchase agreement with L&TMRHL.

Upon successful inspection and grant of sanction from the CEIG, the operational solar plant capacity in Hyderabad Metro Rail premises at Uppal Depot shall be 4MWp which shall generate approximately 18000 units energy per day and shall form 8% of the total energy demand. DVS. Raju, CEIG, stated, "It is a great initiative to tap renewable potential to reduce carbon footprint."

Mr. KVB. Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL said, "This shall be a milestone in achieving sustainability objectives of the project; and installation activities on other sites are in full swing and it is expected to achieve 8 MWp capacity of solar installation by the end of the year.With this solar plant commissioning, both Uppal & Miyapur depots shall become power surplus."

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