Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited on Saturday announced installation and commissioning of two 1-kW solar power plants at porta cabin centres of Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs).

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated and dedicated the solar-powered porta cabin centres to the Central Government Employees’ Residential Welfare Association, Gole Market, and Kendriya Sarkari Karamchari Awas Kalyan Samiti, Raja Bazar, respectively. Both the installations have been carried out in the New Delhi area.

‘My Delhi I Care’

“The porta cabin centres for RWAs in New Delhi district, provided by the Delhi Administration under the aegis of Bhagidari and ‘My Delhi I Care’ initiative of the Delhi Government, are primarily located in parks and have no access to electricity. The office of the Deputy Commissioner, New Delhi, recommended lighting these cabins through solar power system due to ease in installation and flexibility to relocate if required. Tata Power was invited by the office of the Deputy Commissioner, New Delhi, for installation and commissioning of these projects. In the first phase, 12 such RWA centres in New Delhi district have been selected for a pilot and subsequently more RWA centres will be covered in Delhi,” said a company spokesperson.

Largest solar plant

Tata Power has also set up several other grid-connected solar power plants in its distribution area ranging from 4 kW to 1MW.

“The current total installed capacity is close to 1.67MW. Tata Power has set up a 1-MW solar plant at Keshavpuram, Delhi, which is the largest solar plant within city limits in India. The initiative to set up solar power plants in Delhi is also in line with Delhi Government’s Climate Change Agenda 2009 -2012 for Delhi,” the spokesperson said.

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