India to go Green

India has started the process of setting up renewable sources of energy projects at twelve of it’s major ports.

Twelve of the ports will be set up with solar energy capacity. Kandla and V. O. Chidambaranar ports have wind energy projects scheduled.

“When completed, these renewable energy projects will help in the reduction of carbon dioxide emission by 136,500 MT annually. These projects will also help to reduce cost of power purchased by utilization of renewable energy for power generation, resulting in estimated saving of INR 750 million (USD 11.1 million) annually, when fully commissioned,” the Ministry of Shipping said.

Some of the switching over has already begun.. Which port leads the way with the most MW commissioned?

  • 6 MW Kandla port
  • 9 MW Visakhapatnam port
  • 0.06MW Kolkata port
  • 4.35MW New Mangalore port
  • 0.5MW V.O. Chidambaranar port
  • 0.12MW Mumbai port
  • 0.1MW Chennai port
  • 0.24MW Mormugao
  •  0.82 MW Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)

The remaining projects are to be commissioned in phases, with the completion date expected to be 2018.

The move comes on the back of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Indian Ports Association (IPA) and Solar Energy Corporation of India in October 2015 for the development of solar power projects at major ports.

Did you hear that EES has also gone green with the installation of 144 solar panels on our roof top?

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