The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has entered into an MoU with Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd.(TSREDCO) here on Friday for installation of solar PV plant.
The Corporation has already initiated The LED project under the CSR scheme of HUDCO and all the 29 Depots of the Hyderabad City and Bus Bhavan have been fixed with Led fixtures. The savings of electricity due to these LED fixtures is approximately Rs.30.00 lakh per annum and it is further proposed to replace all the old electrical fixtures with the LED fixtures throughout the state.
Since the project requires sizeable budget we are exploring ways to implement it fully, the Corporation, besides replacing with LED fixtures, has decided to harness the Solar Energy keeping in view of the available infrastructure facilities and an MoU signed with the TSREDO to take up the Solar PV plant.
The total roof area of the building is approximately 7.00 lakh Sq.ft.
Under the agreement, TSREDCO will complete the project in 6 months from the date of handing over the site.
TSREDCO have called EOI and finalised the agencies to supply, install , commission and maintain the Solar PV plants for a period of 25 years under the RESCO(Renewable Energy Service Company) mode.
Earlier, joint inspection of sites were conducted by TSRTC and TSREDCO. It is estimated that the total capacity of 5MW of Solar Power can be harnessed, through the available Roof Top area.
The 5MW Solar Plant will generate around 65,60,000 Kwh to 74,25,000 Kwh per annum.
In order to have an encouraging response from the Solar Power Supplying agencies the entire state has been divided into 5 packages with a mix of both Urban and Rural areas.
The Corporation will be the first Organisation in the country to take such a giant leap in harnessing the Solar Power which would enable fulfilling the partial load requirements.
TSRTS is catering to the travelling needs of the common man amd transports daily 89.43 Lakh passengers covering 33.36 lakh Kms/day with employee strength of 56,425. It has a fleet strength of 10,377 buses. The Infrastructure of TSRTC is huge and consists of Bus Bhavan, 97 Bus Depots, 3576 Bus Stations, 3 Workshops, 2 Training Centres and a Hospital at Tarnaka.