8 Febuary 2024
In order to provide affordable electricity to the municipality through wind power in the renewable energy sector, Ahmedabad Municipality has commissioned a 21 million MW capacity plant at Nakhatrana. This wind power plant has saved 243 million units of electricity. Solar panels have been installed at 65 locations where bus stands are found. With the help of solar projects of 5007 MW capacity, 7.08 million units of electricity has been generated, overall electricity worth Rs 174 crore has been saved. Later the municipal system used it for itself at different places. A total of 2,30,622 tonnes of carbon feet has been reduced through both the projects.
To provide cheap electricity to the municipality, the first wind power plant of 4.2 MW capacity was commissioned in June-2016 at Nakhatrana, Kutch. So far, this wind power plant has generated a total of 7.13 crore electricity units with estimated economic benefits. The municipality has got a benefit of Rs 46.35 crore. In December-2017, a second wind power plant of 4.2 MW capacity was commissioned by the municipality at Nakhatrana. With the help of this plant, a total of 6.51 crore Vijayunits have been produced. So far the municipality has earned an estimated economic benefit of Rs 45.59 crore. This system has been successful in achieving. In May-2019, the third wind power plant of 4.2 MW capacity was installed in Nakhatrana. With the help of this plant, the estimated economic benefit of Rs. A wind power plant of 8.4 MW capacity has been installed by Ahmedabad Municipality from June-2021. With the help of this plant, there will be an estimated economic benefit of Rs. Of the 21 MW wind power plants, three plants have a capacity of 12.6 MW and one plant has a capacity of 8.4 MW. So far, the total production of 24.35 crore Vi units has resulted in economic savings of Rs 169.78 crore and reduction in carbon footprint of 2,24,107 tonnes. to be done. Under the solar system, solar panels have been installed at 65 places in Ahmedabad Municipality including various buildings, scout buildings, bus stands. So far, an economic benefit of Rs 4.69 crore has been achieved by generating about 70 lakh Vijayunits. 6515 tonnes of carbon feet has been reduced.
20 MW wind power plant will be planned under the new policy
The age limit of wind power plant is considered to be 20 years. The pay back period is considered to be 5-6 years. Presently all plants are provided operation and maintenance facility for 10 years. Under the new policy of the state government, a wind power plant with a capacity of 20 MW will be established in the near future. Its arrangements will be made by the Municipal Corporation Administration.