METRO RAILWAY CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS REDUCING CO2 EMISSION
Metro Railway has been constantly thriving hard to reduce carbon footprint by generating power from alternative sources. This initiative has got momentum in recent times. In this context, it is worth mentioning here that installation of rooftop solar power plants at different locations of Metro Railway is the testimony of this initiative.
Metro has 2.1895 Mwp capacity of its own Solar Power Plants. These plants have generated Solar Energy of 1777.936 Mwh units during the year 2022-23. Due to this usage of Solar Power, 1457.91 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emission could be prevented. Till October,’23 of this fiscal, Metro Railway has generated 1413.219 Mwh units of Solar Energy which has helped to save 1158.84 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emission. As Kolkata Metro has been emphasising on using more Solar Power which in turn has helped to stop emission of 5814.01 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide since 2014-15.
Most of these projects have been executed through Public-Private Partnership Mode. These projects are equipped with all standard protection and safety checks. Metro Railway has provided the rooftop areas whereas the solar power developer has done complete designing, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning work. Solar power developer operates and maintains these plants. This solar power generation system of Metro Railway is being monitored through cloud-based monitoring system. External computers and smart devices analyse plants’ performances with the help of built-in meters and data loggers.
In the coming days too, Metro Railway is planning to generate more solar power.
Chief Public Relations Officer