Delhi Metro is also going to benefit from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 750 MW Rewa solar power plant dedicated to the country on Friday. From this plant, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will get 34.50 crore units of solar power every year. With this, 32 percent of the total electricity consumption in Delhi metro and 60 percent per day will be met. This will also save the cost of Delhi Metro. On 18 April 2019, for the first time the metro started operating with solar energy on the Violet Line. At that time, around 27 MW of solar power supply started from Rewa to Delhi Metro. These days, due to global epidemic coronavirus infection, the Delhi Metro has been closed for almost three and a half months, but the solar power will speed up the metro once it starts operating.
In fact, the metro needs about 110 crore units of electricity annually, on which DMRC has to spend a huge amount. DMRC had tied up with Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited, Solar Power Developers and MPPMCL (Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited) to reduce this expense and promote solar energy. Under this, DMRC is buying solar power from Rewa. A DMRC spokesperson says that the project is a better example of the cooperation of many public and private companies.
He said that DMRC itself has installed solar power plants on the roof of metro stations, depots, foot-over bridges, and residential complexes. They are getting 32.4 MW solar power. Apart from this, Metro is getting two megawatts of solar power from the garbage plant at Ghazipur under the Swachh Bharat Mission. In this way, the metro is getting about 110 MW of solar power.