Staff Correspondent

Eight such units likely in three divisions

‘Energy Conservation’ seminar in Hubli

Each unit may generate 5 MUs every year

HUBLI: General Manager of South Western Railway Kuldeep Chaturvedi has said that the zone was thinking of installing eight wind power generation units of 2 MW each in Hubli, Bangalore and Mysore divisions.

Delivering a keynote address at a seminar on “Energy Conservation” held as part of the “Energy Conservation Week” in Hubli on Tuesday, Mr. Chaturvedi said that each unit was expected to generate around 5 million units of power every year.

He said that for remote stations, level crossings and tunnels, the Railways was exploring the use of small capacity wind plus solar hybrid systems for electrification purpose.

Such a move would bring down carbon emissions attributable to the Railways substantially and also help in gaining carbon credits correspondingly, he said.

Mr. Chaturvedi said, “Energy saved is energy generated”. He elaborated the ways and means of saving energy at various railway stations, offices, workshops and asked the electrical engineers to suggest innovative methods to save energy.

In his inaugural address, V.K. Tempe, Chief Electrical Engineer of South Western Railway, provided details of the power consumption by the zone and highlighted the various steps taken to save energy.

Manoj Mahajan made a presentation on energy conservation. Smita Srivastava and R.N. Meena presented technical papers on energy issues. Senior railway officials J.D. Goswami, S. Lakshminarayana, S.K. Behera, M. Ramchandran, S. Mohan, Adesh Sharma, Vikrant Kalra, C.N. Mehrotra and Chief Public Relations Officer S.P. Shastri were present.