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 indianexpress.com.
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.