Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) recently achieved the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification from Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI). The certification applies to its Blue Line covering 51 stations in India. Over
10 per cent of the line's non-traction load is met through on-site renewable energy and a demand-side management programme, such as automated controls for air-conditioning, escalators and lighting loads, allowing DMRC to effectively conserve energy.
"Through PEER, we are recognising industry performance and driving the adoption of strategies and practices that help improve our quality of life. With PEER, we see a huge market transformation opportunity for the power sector," said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC and GBCI.
"As DMRC is a lifeline of the Delhi transport system, all systems are being provided with redundancy to ensure reliability and resiliency. Keeping in view India's commitment to mitigate climate change, DMRC is striving to increase utilisation of renewable energy in its metro system," said , Dr Mangu Singh, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. "However, PEER provides a rating system to benchmark and evaluate these efforts and motivates participants to strive for improvement."