North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has initiated work on its mega project for installing solar power rooftop plants at 30 model schools, four hospitals and four zonal office buildings. The project will help it save at least 4,300 units of electricity every day.
According to north corporation officials, the move will help to collectively generate 1.5MW electricity and save at least Rs 9 lakh per month. The civic agency has already given the task to Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited, a Delhi government’s public sector undertaking (PSU), for installing solar roof top plants at 30 school buildings, while the cost of the project will be incurred by the north corporation.
“Since we get funds from Centre under the planning head in education sector every year, it has been decided to use a portion of fund to install these solar plants. In 30 schools, we will install a plant each, with capacity of one megawatt in all. These will help civic agency to save 3,000 units of electricity every month through net metering.”
Veena Virmani, standing committee chairperson, north corporation reported.
The zonal office buildings in Keshavpuram, Rajpura Road, Narela and Karol Bagh will also install RESCO model solar plants of 30, 70, 45 and 20 KW capacity, respectively.
“A private company will invest money in installing the plants and regular maintenance work for certain time period. The corporation will only provide the space or rooftop. The company will supply electricity produced through solar plants at minimum rates. In our case, the company will provide electricity at lowest rate (Rs 3.99 per kilowatt) for 25 years.”Corporate official reported.
Work at these sites will commence soon and is expected to complete by end of June, according to the official.
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