The Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a German development agency to set up a solar power plant on the cricket stadium’s premise. The solar power plant is been installed to meet the daily power needs of JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi
Debasish Chakraborty, Honorary Secretary, JSCA and Joerg Gaebler, Principal Advisor, Green Wicket signed the MoU during the presence Amitabh Choudhary, Honorary Acting Secretary, BCCI and Dr Michael Feiner, Consulate General, Germany Consulate, Kolkata. The MoU will pave the way for commissioning of a 400 kilowatt (KW) solar power plant by July next year.
Joerg Gaebler, principal advisor to the Indo-German Energy Programme of the GIZ, said “The Green Wicket initiative is aimed at promoting use of clean energy in cricket,” Gaebler added.
Once operational, the solar plant will produce enough power to meet 36% of the stadium’s daily power requirement. JSCA secretary Debashish Chakraborty said. “At present, the stadium requires 1,000 KW power on a non-match day. The electricity consumption on match-days increases, leading to consumption of Rs 12 lakh.”