Railways looking to access 10 MW through the day from Rewa Ultra Mega Solar project

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The Indian Railways is working on an arrangement where it can use Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Ltd (RUMS) as a power bank so that it can access 10 mega watt solar power throughout the day.

The solar power banking facility is being worked out to meet the traction requirement, or running trains, and the tariffs for the same are being negotiated.

RUMS is a joint venture of Solar Energy Corporation of India and the Madhya Pradesh government.

The solar power banking facility is being worked out to meet the traction requirement, or running trains, and the tariffs for the same are being negotiated. RUMS is a joint venture between the Solar Energy Corporation of India and the Madhya Pradesh government.

“About 50 MW electricity generated by solar is equivalent to 10 MW by thermal units. Instead of having 10 MW for six hours, we are trying to use solar power through the day,” said an official. adding that “it is up to RUMs to decide how they provide the banking facility.”

This can be done either through a mix of solar and thermal storage, or through renewable energy certificates, to increase the component of clean energy that is consumed.

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