New Delhi: The Delhi Metro has become the first ever Metro system in the country to be certified with the prestigious ISO 50001:2011 (EnMS) rating for efficient energy management.
15 stations of the Delhi Metro system along with one of its depots have been selected for this rating, enabling the organisation to achieve a saving of 13,730 MVAH (Mega Volt Ampere Hour) and 5,628 MVAH in year 2013 and 2014 respectively which translates to monitory savings of ₹ 961 lakhs and ₹ 394 lakhs respectively.
The stations and depot which have been certified are – Yamuna Bank, Anand Vihar, Sarita Vihar, Ashok Park Main, GTB Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya, Kashmere Gate, Rajiv Chowk, Mandi House, Janpath, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Shahdara, Azadpur, HUDA City Centre and the Khyber Pass depot.
The ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System (EnMS) is a very recent ISO standard on Energy Management. It specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an Energy Management system, whose purpose is to enable an organisation to follow a systematic approach on achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.
DMRC has an energy policy in place which lays down stringent energy efficient guidelines for the organisation. The Delhi Metro is now in the process of getting all the under construction stations on Phase 3 to be certified as per ISO 50001:2011 standards.