Maha Metro | Nagpur Metro to get solar power at less than Rs4.50 a unit

Nagpur Metro started internal trial run of metro train

Nagpur:The Maharastra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) has decided to go in for captive solar power generation and will get it at Rs4.50 a unit in Nagpur Metro Rail Project. It will use costly conventional power in evening.

Mahametro managing director Brijesh Dixit said that the earlier state power generation company Mahagenco was to generate solar power for Nagpur Metro. “It was costing us Rs7.50 per unit and hence we decided to go for self generation in open access captive mode,” he added. Mahametro will tie up with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a central government undertaking, for solar generation. “We will go only for SECI registered companies. The current rate offered by SECI is Rs4.50 a unit. We have made it clear that we want power at less than this rate,” Dixit further said.

generate power under solar roof top policy. The problem is that there is a cap of 1MW under this policy. We had filed a petition in MERC to remove the cap for us as a special case but were not successful,” he told TOI.

Mahametro plans to install solar panels atop its stations and along the boundary wall of the at grade section. Nagpur Metro is the first one in the country to go for solar power right from inception. Other Metro installed solar panels atop their stations much after commence of commercial operation. Mahametro’s green initiative has been lauded by foreign lending agencies.

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