BHOPAL: The DMRC will start getting green power from the Madhya Pradesh-based Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Ltd (RUMSL). The 750MW project in Rewa district is the largest solar plant in the world that covers over an area of 1,590 acres.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has signed an agreement with RUMSL to purchase green power to run its trains in Delhi.
Madhya Pradesh Renewable Energy Principal Secretary Manu Srivastava told that will get green power from the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Ltd (RUMS) within the next two months. The DMRC would get around 25 per cent of the total power generated by the RUMSL, which would meet around 90 per cent power demand of the DMRC, he added.
The RUMSL has started generating 10 MW power from July 6 this year, told Manu Srivastava.
Presently, DMRC has the total network of about 288 Km with 208 stations that connects the boundaries of Delhi to Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad. From this project, DMRC will get the profit of Rs. 3.33 per unit. The DMRC would pay around Rs 3.67 for per unit of solar power, including the transmission charge. The DMRC is currently buying power at Rs 7 per unit, Srivastava said.
Speaking about the operational status of RUMSL, Srivastava said that it will become fully steamed with solar panels by this year-end.