CHENNAI: Keeping up with its promise of adopting green energy, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) commissioned a solar power plant with a capacity of 410 KWp at the maintenance depot in Koyambedu.
The plant is expected to generate around 55,350 units a month that can save CMRL nearly Rs 15 lakh a year.
With this, CMRL has a solar power plant in various locations with a total installed capacity of 2.1 MW.
Metro rail officials said power generated from the plant would be used for maintenance of trains at the depot and for the administrative building.
The photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roof top and the ground area of the depot.
Another 5.5 MW roof top solar power installation is under progress and is expected to be completed by end of 2018.
Already a 1 MW solar plant has been installed at the depot in Koyambedu and another 125 KWp in CMRL headquarters.
Solar PV panels with a capacity of 103 KWp have been commissioned in four metro UG stations- Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar East, Anna Nagar Tower and Shenoy Nagar. These panels will generate 13,800 units every day which will save CMRL Rs 6.3 lakh a year.