Posted By Pravesh kumar
Post Date: 19/11/2015
Intending to create a “green corridor” in Bharatpur-Kota rail section, Railways will initialize a 26 MW windmill plant in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan tomorrow. Railways, being one of the biggest consumers of energy, has instituted the wind mill plant in Rajasthan to generate 50 million units of electricity per year.
The electricity garnered from the plant will be utilized for providing power to three traction substations – Bharatpur, Hindaun and Ramganj Mandi in Bharatpur-Kota section of Delhi-Mumbai trunk route which will now be the first railway green corridor.
The project, the biggest renewable energy endeavor by the Indian Railways, is being set up at a foreseen cost of about Rs 150 crore. The plant has been established by Railway Energy Management Company (REMC), a joint venture of Railways and RITES.
Cinching green power, the Railways is planning to obtain 1000 MW solar power over the next five years besides establishing a 132 MW windmill plants by REMC.