New Delhi: Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal New & Renewable Energy, Government of India conferred on Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) the first prize for highest capacity installation of grid connected solar plants on rooftops, during a ceremony held at Bengaluru, Karnataka on the first foundation day of Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of State (AREAS).
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is dedicated to provide an environmental friendly system to the city of Delhi and National Capital Region. As part of this endeavour, DMRC has set its solar mission, for which DMRC is installing Solar (Photo Voltaic) power plants at various locations in the existing and upcoming networks of DMRC. The Solar PV power plant at Metro stations of the Faridabad Corridor is a significant effort to install solar PV power plants at the construction stage itself, making it an integral part of the system of upcoming network of DMRC.
The DMRC has so far commissioned 2,794 kWp of Roof Top Solar Plants. Further, DMRC has signed a Power Purchase Agreement for another 7 MW roof top capacity. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. is planning to implement 50 MWp Solar PV Plant in total on roof tops of its Metro stations and other buildings owned by DMRC including the upcoming stations of Phase III.
This prize was awarded in the All India PSU category.