The government of
India has set an ambitious target of installing 1 lakh MW of solar capacity by
2022 with a view to promote clean energy and reduce dependence on petroleum and
diesel which create pollution.
JNPT in its
own way is modestly contributing to this noble exercise by installing solar
energy panels at JNPT facilities says a release. The port has installed solar
power panels on several rooftops in its township and commercial premises to generate solar power and reduce
dependence on traditional energy sources. This is supported by a 15 per
cent subsidy from Solar Energy Corporation of India (part of Ministry of New
and Renewable Energy).
The project has total capacity to
generate 822 Kilowatt power at peak performance. JNPT hospital generated the
highest at 2.7 lakh units of electricity followed by admin building 1.7 lakh
units, port user building 1.2 lakh units, shopping complex and maint. office
1.06 lakh units taking the total to 8.5 lakh units electricity generated during
2017-18 which has resulted saving electricity expense of Rs 1.2 Crore till March
JNPT has installed solar power plant at St.
Marry School, IES School, PUB, Admin Building, IES School, officer club, staff
club, MP Hall, shopping complex & maintenance office and Hospital.
Commenting on the solar energy
programme, Shri Neeraj Bansal, Chairman,
JNPT said,” Generation of clean energy and reduction in the consumption of polluting
energies is a need of the hour. India presents a very good chance of generating
alternate green energy and JNPT is keen to generate maximum solar energy for
its captive consumption and reduce its dependence on traditional energy to the
JNPT recently launched Mobile
Environmental Monitoring Vehicle to update on real time air quality monitoring of the
air as part of its clean environment move at JNPT.