13th July 2024

In a landmark tender, the Indian Railways has allotted giant scale renewable power tasks to 4 corporations. 

Based on media stories, Railways Vitality Administration Firm Restricted (REMCL) has allotted 960 megawatts of renewable power capability to 4 corporations. The winners are required to produce round the clock renewable energy to Indian Railways. REMCL is a subsidiary of Indian Railways and is chargeable for procuring energy for it. 

NTPC Renewable Vitality, a subsidiary of India’s largest energy era firm NTPC. Anaya Renewables secured rights to develop 500 megawatts and 300 megawatts capability at a tariff fee of Rs 4.10 per kilowatt-hour. Sprng Vitality gained 100 megawatts at Rs 3.99 per kilowatt-hour, whereas O2 Energy secured 60 megawatts at Rs 4.27 per kilowatt-hour. 

Builders are required to arrange new tasks and can’t provide from commissioned energy tasks. Tender situations stipulate at the least 75% availability of mission capability throughout first 4 years and at the least 5% from fifth 12 months onward. 

Builders are free to both arrange their very own storage capability or contract it from different entities. Provide from storage capability shall be counted in direction of builders’ obligation underneath the tender. Nonetheless, the storage capability have to be charged utilizing renewable energy. 

The tender situations additionally stipulate that builders should use modules talked about within the Authorised Listing of Fashions and Producers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Vitality. For wind power tasks, generators acknowledged by the Ministry underneath the Revised listing of Fashions and Producers have to be used. 

Indian Railways has been actively pursuing a objective to extend share of renewable power in its power combine. It’s believed to be within the technique of changing most of its diesel-fired locomotives to electrical locomotives. It has put in rooftop solar energy tasks at a number of stations in addition to trains to energy lighting and cooling methods. 

Based on a 2017 UNDP research, Indian Railways has the potential to arrange 3.9 gigawatts of land-based solar energy capability and 1.1 gigawatts of rooftop solar energy capability and meet 25% of its electrical energy wants from renewable power sources. 


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