Southern Railway generates 16.3 MUs of solar power
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Southern Railway generates 16.3 MUs of solar power

The total installed capacity of the Southern Railway's solar plants has reached 5.06 MW, with work on 192 kW solar plants set to be completed between April 2021 and March 2022. In 2021-22, the zonal railway generated 5.473 Million Units (MUs) of power, saving Rs 23.86 billion per year. The railways said in a statement on Saturday that from 2017-18, when solar plants were installed, to this June, 16.309 MUs (kWh) of solar energy were generated, resulting in savings of Rs 64.55 billion.

It also stated that its use of renewable energy is expanding, with solar plants being installed at its railway stations and offices. Windmill construction has also resulted in significant energy savings. Solar panels have been installed at Chennai Central, MMC Complex, Katpadi, Tambaram, Mambalam, Guindy and Chengalpattu suburban stations, divisional railway managers’ offices in Tiruchy and Madurai, the chief workshop manager’s office at the Trichy Golden Rock Workshop, at level crossing gates in the Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram section, and signal and telecom workshops at Podanur, Salem, Namakkal, Tiruppur, Parli, and Lakkiti, among other places.

Also Read:
SJVN secures 200 MW solar project in Maharashtra for Rs 12 billion
Tata Power Green commissions 225 MW hybrid power project for Mumbai


The total installed capacity of the Southern Railway's solar plants has reached 5.06 MW, with work on 192 kW solar plants set to be completed between April 2021 and March 2022. In 2021-22, the zonal railway generated 5.473 Million Units (MUs) of power, saving Rs 23.86 billion per year. The railways said in a statement on Saturday that from 2017-18, when solar plants were installed, to this June, 16.309 MUs (kWh) of solar energy were generated, resulting in savings of Rs 64.55 billion. It also stated that its use of renewable energy is expanding, with solar plants being installed at its railway stations and offices. Windmill construction has also resulted in significant energy savings. Solar panels have been installed at Chennai Central, MMC Complex, Katpadi, Tambaram, Mambalam, Guindy and Chengalpattu suburban stations, divisional railway managers’ offices in Tiruchy and Madurai, the chief workshop manager’s office at the Trichy Golden Rock Workshop, at level crossing gates in the Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram section, and signal and telecom workshops at Podanur, Salem, Namakkal, Tiruppur, Parli, and Lakkiti, among other places. Also Read: SJVN secures 200 MW solar project in Maharashtra for Rs 12 billionTata Power Green commissions 225 MW hybrid power project for Mumbai

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