Solar panels being installed by the NF Railways.
Maligaon: The NF Railway has started harnessing of solar power and replacement of traditional lighting with LED lights.
Already each of the stations in Northeast Frontier Railway has been provided with 100% LED-lighting, a press release from the NF Railways informed.
It said that the Guwahati station became the first railway station in Northeast to be fully powered with grid connected Solar Power with commissioning of a 700 KWp solar plant in the year 2017. Already, roof mounted solar panels in various offices, station buildings; level crossing gates in Northeast are generating about 2428 KWp of Solar Power which enabled savings of about Rs. 2.00 crore from annual conventional energy bills.
Another 1043 KWp of solar power generating capacity is under installation. Apart from this about 4365 KWp of solar power is also planned for installation within short time. Once all these are commissioned, the total solar power generation in NFR will reach nearly about 8000 KWp leading to generation of about 37 lakh units of clean & green electricity with savings of about Rs. 4.73 crore from annual conventional energy bills.