Indian Railways in collaboration with BHEL to be net-zero carbon emission mass transportation network
- Indian Railways in collaboration with Bharat Heavy
Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a project of 1.7 MWp at Bina,
Madhya Pradesh, which is a first of its kind project in the world.
- The move by
the Indian Railways is to transform itself as ‘Net Zero’ Carbon Emission Mass
Transportation Network by 2030.
- Indian Railways to solarise railway stations by
utilizing its vacant lands for renewable energy projects.
- The project will be linked directly to the Overhead Traction
- The system will involve an innovative technology ti convert
DC to single-phase AC, for feeding directly to the overhead traction system.
- The solar power plant has the ability to produce around 25
lakh units of energy yearly.
- It will save around Rs.1.37 crore for the national transporter
- Indian Railways are planning two other such pilot projects
are under implementation.
- One of the two projects is a 2 MWp solar plant at Diwana,
- It will be connected to State Transmission utility.
- It is expected to
be commissioned before 31 August 2020.
- The next project is a 50 MWp solar power plant at Bhilai,
- It will be connected with Central Transmission Utility.
- The plant
is targeted to be commissioned before 31 March 2021.