Chandigarh roadmap to tap 75MWp of solar power by August 15 next year: News Kidda

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 21

The UT board has drawn up a roadmap to achieve the ambitious target of 75 MWp (Mega Watt peak) solar energy generation by August 15 next year.

Debendra Dalai, CEO of Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society (CREST), said Chandigarh was already on its way to developing as a solar city model and that the implementation of the solar city program was well underway with 51,062 MWp of solar photovoltaics. energy on the roof (SPV). ) power plants already installed until August 31 this year.

The UT board has set itself an ambitious goal of 75 MWp by August 15, 2023. To achieve the goal, a meeting was held here yesterday, chaired by UT advisor Dharam Pal.

Dalai said CREST had already prepared a detailed study report on the feasibility of solar power plants in various locations and a list of projects was also presented at the meeting, which was approved by the consultant.

For achieving the 75 MWp target, he said CREST had drawn up a roadmap that would have achieved 57 MWp by December 31, 67 MWp by March 31, 2023, and 75 MWp by August 15, 2023.

The advisor instructed CREST to make at least seven government departments/buildings 100 percent self-sufficient in energy by October 15, including Model Jail, Sector 51 and all Forest Department buildings, all government schools and all police stations by October 15. December 31 and all buildings of the Transportation Department, all government hospitals under the UT administration and all buildings of the Sports Department by August 15, 2023.

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