DELHI METRO STARTS RECEIVING POWER FROM REWA MEGA SOLAR POWER PLANT IN MADHYA PRADESH
The Delhi Metro Rail
Corporation (DMRC) has started receiving solar power from the Rewa Solar Power
Project from today onwards. Today, DMRC received 27 MW power from the project
based in Madhya Pradesh and the same will gradually increase to 99 MW.
power received from Rewa will be utilised for the operational as well as
auxiliary requirements of the Delhi Metro. Till now, the solar power generated
by the roof top solar plants installed in DMRC premises were utilised for the
auxiliary requirements such as lighting & air conditioning of stations,
average about 345 MU of power will be received from Rewa in a calendar year. In
2018-19, Delhi Metro consumed about 1092 million units (MU) of power for its
mark the beginning of this new arrangement, DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu
Singh today travelled on a Metro powered by solar energy along with Sh. Manu
Srivastava, Chairperson, Rewa Ultra Mega Solar, Sh. Upendra Tripathi, Director
General, International Solar Alliance and other senior officials from the
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Station to Central Secretariat on the violet line.
from the power received from Rewa, the Delhi Metro generates about 28 MW of
solar power through a number of roof top solar power projects which have been
installed on Delhi Metro’s stations, residential colonies and depots. The Delhi
Metro is a pioneer in terms of creating solar power generation infrastructure
in the country today.
Ultra Mega Solar is a solar power plant in the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh,
with a total solar plant capacity of 750 MW. It is one of the largest
single-site solar power plants in India and the world.
2017, DMRC had signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to procure 345 Million
Units per annum from Rewa Solar Plant @ Rs. 2.97 per unit in the first year (@
Levelised Tariff of Rs. 3.30 for 25 years). DMRC will be the first metro to
procure Solar Power on RESCO basis as Inter State Open Access Consumer, where
the complete installation cost of solar plant will be borne by the solar
developer and DMRC will have to only pay for the energy generated by these
plants at a rate as agreed in power purchase agreement.