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Accelerating Solar Strategy With Indian Railways: Preparing For New Tenders, Auctions & Business Innovation

10th November 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm IST

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Indian Railways will procure 1,000 Mw solar power by 2021-22 and is set to achieve 100% electrification of its rail tracks by 2023. Indian Railways has recently announced to develop 20GW of solar on vacant land by 2030 by setting up solar plants and as a part of this initiative, 4.7 Mega Watt (MW) land-based solar plants have already been commissioned. Indian Railways has so far installed solar panels at more than 960 stations, including those at Varanasi, New Delhi, Jaipur, Secunderabad, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Orders have also been placed for 198MW of solar rooftop capacity for 550 additional stations. The developments come after Indian Railways earlier this year announced plans to install 1GW of solar PV and 200MW of wind power by 2021-22 across its Zonal Railways and Production Units.

Indian Railways is committed to utilise solar energy for meeting its traction power requirement and become a complete ‘green mode of transportation as one of the single largest clean energy users in India. These steps include the issuance of tenders for large-scale solar power projects and the commissioning of a first-of-its-kind project to use solar power for trains’ traction systems. Some recent auctions & tender highlights include Solar/Wind Hybrid Tenders to ensure RTC supply power, 400MW & 1000MW Solar Tender distributed across 6 states, Powering 7000+ Railway Stations Using Rooftop Solar, Solar Powered Lighting and Cooling Systems for Coaches, Tender for the installation of flexible solar panels and battery systems on the roofs of coaches of six trains on a pilot basis & Electrification plan to convert diesel-fired locomotive into electric locomotives by 2022.

In this ExpertTalk we discuss innovative solutions for setting up solar projects alongside railway tracks, bid & tender strategy for 3GW of solar projects on vacant land, upcoming solarizing plans of Indian Railway, business opportunities for key stakeholders, power procurement routes for achieving the 20 GW renewable energy target and lot’s more. A must attend for all stakeholders interested to be a part of Indian Railways Solar and Green Initiative

Join Our Expert Meeting Room, Share opinion on What Matters & Interact Personally with our Experts, A Closed Door Discussion For Upto 50 Participants Only


10th November 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm IST
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Sangeeta Sridhar
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