Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) is reportedly planning to purchase renewable energy. CMRL will use this to power 80% of its daily operations including running of trains.
As part of its efforts to operate an environment-friendly transit system CMRL recently floated a tender looking for a consultant who can help them in acquiring both solar and wind power, as well as with the cost reports ET.
We will be purchasing solar and wind power from the open market. We have floated a tender for a consultant said a CMRL official speaking to the publication.
The official further said “We pay around Rs 8 per unit to Tangedco. We will look for a tariff that costs us around Rs 3.50. However, we will be able to decide on this only after we fix a consultant.”
The renewable energy purchased will be used to drive the traction system required to run the trains and to operate both elevated and underground metro stations.