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The Delhi Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion (DMRC) will start re­ceiv­ing green power from the Mad­hya Pradesh­based Rewa Ul­tra Mega So­lar Ltd (RUMSL) in the next two months. It will be the first project in the coun­try to sup­ply power to an in­ter-state open ac­cess cus­tomer.

The 750MW project in Rewa district is spread over an area of 1,590 acres, mak­ing it among the largest sin­gle-site so­lar power plants in the world. The DMRC had signed a power pur­chase agree­ment (PPA) with the RUMSL to get green power from the lat­ter to run its trains in the na­tional cap­i­tal, as per the re­port in in­di­an­ex­

The DMRC is cur­rently buy­ing power at Rs. 7 per unit and has a net­work of about 288 km with 208 sta­tions which has now crossed the bound­aries of Delhi to reach Noida and Ghazi­abad in Ut­tar Pradesh, Gur­gaon and Farid­abad in Haryana.

The MP Power Man­age­ment Com­pany Ltd, which sup­plies power to the state dis­coms, will get 76 per cent of the power pro­duced from the Rewa so­lar power plant, while the DMRC will ben­e­fit from the re­main­ing 24 per cent.

Delhi was ranked as the sixth most pol­luted city in the world as per the air qual­ity data com­piled by the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WHO) for mega cities. This green power will help it re­duce its pol­lu­tion in­dex and im­prove its breatha­bil­ity.

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