Till now, solar power generated by roof-top solar plants installed in
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) premises were utilised for auxiliary requirements such as lighting and air conditioning of stations, depots.
But, now solar power coming from Rewa would also be used for operation of trains. An agreement on offsite sourcing of power for the DMRC was signed in 2017.
DMRC has started receiving solar power from the Rewa Solar Power Project from this Thursday. Initially DMRC received 27 MW power from the project based in Madhya Pradesh and the same will gradually be increased to 99 MW.
On an average about 345 million units (MU) of power will be received from Rewa in a calendar year. In 2018-19, Delhi Metro consumed about 1092 MU of power for its operations, the statement said.
Besides 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 at stations, residential colonies and depots.
The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar is a solar power plant in the Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district. It has a total capacity of 750 MW and is one of the largest single-site solar power plants in the world.
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