Smart city gives money, 80 lakh units of electricity have been generated in two years
Ashwini Bhadauria. Jaipur. Under the Smart City Project in the capital, the work of generating electricity from sunlight is going on. In the last two years, so far the work of installing solar panels has been completed at 25 places. In this, solar panels have been installed on the buildings from colleges to hospitals and government departments. Talking about the last two years, till now 80 lakh units of electricity have been generated from these solar panels. This electricity is about 5 crore 60 lakh rupees. All of them have become self-dependent using solar energy even before the power crisis.
Actually, this work was started about two years ago under the Smart City Project. In this, the budget is given by the smart city. The smart city charges 50 per cent of the total units from government buildings on which panels are installed. In the coming days, panels will be ready in the coming few months from Rabindra Manch, parking area of Greater Municipal Corporation, Adarsh Nagar Zone Office of the Corporation, Paramedical Institute to about 10 other government buildings.
Location—Production (in Units)
Rajasthan University- 36.05
SMS Medical College – 11.45
Maharani College— 5.57
Maharaja College— 3.48
(Unit production is in lakhs. Ever since the solar panels have been installed here, they are till now.)
panels installed here
Sawai Mansingh Hospital, Sawai Mansingh Medical College, Reserve Police Line, JK Lone Hospital, Janana Astpal, Collectorate, Gangauri Hospital, Maharani College, Commerce College, Rajasthan College, Poddar College, Maharaja College, Government Women’s ITI College, Banipark, Government Women’s Polytechnic College These have been installed at Gandhinagar, RTO office Jagatpura, Government Psychiatry, Rajasthan State Sports Council, Shooting Range, Rajasthan University, Chaugan Stadium, Chaugan Garage and Municipal Corporation Greater and Heritage buildings.
JDA is saving eight lakhs every month
In December, 2019, a rooftop solar plant of 366 kW was installed in the JDA campus. After this, every month the bill has come down by Rs 8 lakh. However, for this JDA also changed the power plants.
An exercise is underway to set up a 10 kW solar plant in Chitrauli, Bagru. This will save JDA about eight crore rupees annually. By planting a plant, JDA will give electricity to the electricity department. This effort is being made because the power consumption is high in the lights of JDA parks to the Dravyavati river.
Solar panels are being installed on various government buildings of the capital in five phases. So far, the burden of electricity bills in these government buildings has come down. They are also earning revenue by supplying electricity to the grid when there is excess power. Work is being done at various places to generate 1500 KW of additional solar power from Smart City.
—Awadhesh Meena, CEO, Smart City Project