Greater Noida shows way on solar power
Greater Noida is one of the least line losses and was rewarded with a token tariff increment. Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) is currently generating about 2.65 MW of solar power. By next year, it plans to generate about 5 MW.
GNIDA has 6 solar plants currently. The two solar plants of 500 kW each and located on the rooftops of the Gautam Budh University and multi-speciality hospital integrated with the university& other four are located on rooftops of the SSP office (50 kW), Gautam Budha Balak Inter College (250 kW), Savitri Bai Fule Balika Inter College (350 kW) and on ground in Kasna (1 MW) across 3.5 acres.
Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) has consumed about 14.50 lakh units in a year and saved Rs 94 lakh in terms of revenue. GNIDA has also sold 6.05 lakh units of solar energy to NPCL, generating revenue of Rs 42.71 lakh,” he added. Currently, GNIDA generates 5,000 units of non-conventional energy per day, including generating revenue of Rs 35,000 per day from the energy sources.