Kochi Metro to have 2.3 MWp solar plant
The Kochi Metro Rail has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with AMP Solar India, under which AMP Solar will supply solar power of 2.3 MWp to the agency. The power generated by the plant will be connected to the power distribution system of KMRL. According to the agreement, AMP Solar India will reportedly set up a ground-mounted solar plant on the land available in KMRL’s Muttom depot. The agreement is on condition that KMRL will purchase solar power at the lowest rate quoted by the successful bidder for the next 25 years.The power generated will be connected to the power distribution system of KMRL for usage. As per reports, the plant is capable of generating 34.3 lakh units of electricity per year. This will help Kochi Metro save Rs 63 lakh per year on the energy cost. This would raise the total solar power generated by the Kochi Metro Rail Project to 6.3 MWp. At present, the Kochi Metro Rail Project has placed solar panels on the rooftop of 16 stations and buildings in the metro yard. The installed capacity of the rooftop project is 4 MWp.