Delhi Metro | Reva Ultra Mega Solar of Madhya Pradesh to supply solar power

The first project in the country which will supply power to an inter-state open access customer. The power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed by the DMRC with RUSML for the green power to run its trains in Delhi.

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Reva Ultra Mega Solar to supply solar power to DMRC
Reva Ultra Mega Solar to supply solar power to DMRC

New Delhi: In the next two months, the Madhya Pradesh based Reva Ultra Mega Solar Ltd (RUMSL) will start giving green power to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

This will be the first project in the country which will supply power to an inter-state open access customer. The power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed between the DMRC and RUSML for supply of solar power to run trains in Delhi.

The DMRC would get around 25 percent of the total power generated by the RUMSL. This arrangement would meet around 90 percent power demand of the DMRC, as claimed by Madhya Pradesh Renewable Energy Principal Secretary Manu Srivastava. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will get solar power from the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Ltd (RUMS) within the next two months.

He further said that the RUMSL has started generating 10 MW power from July 6 this year. The project is estimated to meet 90 percent of the daily electricity demand of the DMRC. Besides, it would save Rs 1,400 crore of Delhi Metro in the next 25 years. The DMRC would pay around Rs 3.67 for per unit of solar power, including the transmission charge.

The DMRC would get around 25 percent of the total power generated by the RUMSL, which would meet around 90 percent power demand of the DMRC, told by the Madhya Pradesh Renewable Energy Principal Secretary Manu Srivastava. He added, “The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will get green power from the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Ltd (RUMS) within the next two months”. He said the RUMSL has started generating 10 MW power from July 6 this year. “The project is estimated to meet 90 percent of the daily electricity demand of the DMRC. Besides, it would save Rs 1,400 crore of Delhi Metro in the next 25 years”. The DMRC would pay around Rs 3.67 for per unit of solar power, including the transmission charge.

Currently, the DMRC is buying power at Rs. 7 per unit. Delhi metro presently has a network of 208 stations with 288 km stretch which has now crossed boundaries of Delhi to reach Noida and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh easily and Faridabad and Gurgaon in Haryana.

The DMRC will get a benefit of 24 percent from the power produced from the Rewa Solar power while the 76% will get to the MP power management company limited which supplies power to the Discoms.  RUMSL will go full steam by this year-end.

“RUMSL is the joint venture between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam (MPUVN) which has roped in private players in setting up the plant. Under the plant, three units of 250 MW each will produce a unit of green energy for less than Rs 3.67 per unit”, said Srivastava who is also the managing director of MPUVN.

As per the air quality data compiled by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for mega cities the Delhi was ranked as the sixth most polluted city in the world.

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