Bhopal: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today signed Three Power Purchase Agreements and unique Co-ordination Scheduling Agreement for 25 years period with Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited, (a joint venture of Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Government of Madhya Pradesh), Solar Power Developers (Mahindra, ACME Solar and Solenergi) and MPPMCL. DMRC has become the first metro to procure Solar Power on RESCO basis as Inter State Open Access Consumer.
The landmark event was graced by the presence of Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines and Sh. Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
DMRC team of senior officers, was led by Mr. Anoop Kumar Gupta, Director (E), who has been instrumental in spearheading DMRC’s efforts for enhancing use of solar power, to reduce impact of increasing energy tariff and mitigate environment depletion.
DMRC was involved in this mega solar project since April 2016 and played crucial role in drafting project documents. Team of officers from DMRC & RUMSL, through diligent detailing, robust project preparedness, keeping appropriate distribution of risks, have achieved a record low first year tariff of Rs. 2.97, for solar energy.
This 750 MW Solar Project being set up at Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, will be one of the largest Solar plant in the world and is likely to be operational from June 2018. DMRC will source 345 MUs annually from this project, effectively the entire energy requirement of Phase – 3 of Delhi Metro project and would mean substantial savings in energy cost for Delhi Metro.
DMRC also has a target of commissioning 20 MWp rooftop solar plants by end of 2017 on its premises and has successfully commissioned 16 MWp capacity till date and already signed Power Purchase Agreements for 31.50 MWp.
Source: DMRC Press Release.