SUBJECT :Energy 

TOTAL COST OF THE PROJECT IS ` 215 LAKH, WHICH INCLUDES OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE CHARGE FOR 10 YEARS

UT administrator Shivraj Patil inaugurated the 200 kWp rooftop solar photovoltaic power plant on 22 portable cabins at the IRB Complex, Sarangpur, on Thursday.

On this occasion, Patil said the remaining huts should be covered in phase 2 so that this IRB campus could act as a role model for its beauty and generation of renewable energy.

He called upon the mediapersons to create awareness about use of solar power by installation of rooftop solar plants on houses and expressed hope that after the new tariff announced by the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for Goa and UT, more and more people in private sector would be attracted towards solar energy.

He emphasised that sun was the ultimate perennial source of green energy, which the mankind could harness through technology and innovations.

Santosh Kumar, director, science and technology, and CEO, CREST, UT, said the 200 kWp grid tied rooftop SPV Power Plant Project had been implemented by Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) through Punj Lloyd Delta Renewables Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon, which was the contracting firm.

The total cost of the project was ` 215 lakh, which included operation and maintenance charge for 10 years.

This solar power plant would be able to generate more than 2.60 lakh units of electricity per annum. Phase 2 of the project (30 huts) of the capacity of 300 kWp is being planned and is to be executed within one year.

With this, IRB Complex, Sarangpur, would be a unique model where the entire campus would be covered with solar panels and would be able to export excess solar energy to the grid after meeting its daily requirement, Kumar added.

The function was attended by UT IGP RP Upadhyaya, UT home secretary Anurag Aggarwal, finance secretary Sarvjit Singh and personal secretary to governor MP Singh.

ANOTHER IRB ON THE CARDS

Chandigarh may get another India Reserve Battalion in coming years as it is under consideration for the UT.



Source: 16 January 2015, Hindustan Times