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VOC Port receives award for installation of 500 Kw Roof top Solar power projects

V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin situated near the land’s end won the ‘Roll of Honour 2017 award’ from Tamilnadu Energy Development Agency, Chennai, for installation of 500 KW Roof top Solar Power Projects.

Deputy Chairman of the Port S. Natarajan received the award from the state power minister P. Thangamani, at a function held in Chennai on May third.  Chairman of Tamil Nadu Energy development agency Dr.Jagmohan Singh Raju, and Mr Vikram Kapur, Principal Secretary to Government, Energy Department were also present on the occasion. The award was instituted by Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA), an independent agency set up by Government of Tamil Nadu with a specific purpose to create awareness and migrate the State from using fossil fuels to renewable energy.

V.O. Chidambaranar Port Tuticorin has been the trendsetter in establishing Roof Top Type Solar Power Projects among the Major Ports. The port has established 500 KW Rooftop Solar Power Plants at a cost of
Rs. 4.78 crores through Power purchase agreement. The Roof top solar Power plants have been established at various premises of the Port like Administrative Office, Port Hospital, Port Schools, Additional Berth, Workshop, Multipurpose Hall and CCTV Building at World Trade Avenue spanning a total area of 5530 Sq.m. with 1779 panels.

The average monthly generation of the Solar Power by the Port is 58,171 KWh units.The installation of Roof Top Type Solar Power Project have enabled the Port to reduce carbon foot prints to a tune of 476 Metric Tonnes per year.

Speaking on the occasion Deputy Chairman of the Port S. Natarajan, said, “We are honoured to be chosen by Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency for this distinguished award. This recognition by the Government of Tamil Nadu is a testimony of the work done by us towards Environment protection and Port is continuously focusing to use more of green energy”.


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