Collector office to save power worth Rupees 9 lakhs annually for Solar Power
Vizianagaram district collector office is about to produce some solar power and saving around Rs.9 lakh of power bill per annum. At present even the government offices are also facing power cuts during summer and the staff and public are facing the hot summer without fans and air conditioners. Now the government is giving more priority to produce solar power which is cheaper and non hazardous. Even P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, the union minister also installed solar power in his home and a few Panchayat offices here also using solar power.
Now the district collector office is also going to be a power production centre as the New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh(NREDCAP) has planned to generate solar power on the terrace of the Collector’s office. The office has a vast terrace and there are no hurdles like trees or any shades to obstruct the sun light. Based on all positive conditions the NEDCAP has been installing solar panels on the terrace with the expenditure of Rs.35.5 lakh.
Now the technicians and engineers are busy with the installation of the panels and within few days those will be connected to the transformer. As per the estimation the project is going produce around 230 units per day and on average the office will save around Rs.75,000 on power bill and it wound be around Rs.9 lakh per annum. District manager of NEDCAP K.Ramaraju told The Hans India that “Solar power is cheaper than the other powers and even the consumers get some subsidy from the government too. Once it is installed we needn’t bother about the maintenance. Simply the consumers can avail its services. They can save their power bills and even the surplus power can be sold to the government.” he said.