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Hyderabad: Have you ever noticed the roofs of metro stations in Hyderabad.. What happens when a metro train brakes..

Solar Power in Metro

L&T’s special focus is on conventional energy sources

8.35 MW generation from depots and stations

15 percent of the electricity requirement is consumed from this

Arrangement of water wells for groundwater recharge

Hyderabad City (Andhra Jyoti): Hyderabad Hyderabad Metro and L&T companies, which are providing better and faster transport facility to the city dwellers, are focusing on conventional energy sources. As a part of this, they are trying to reduce the maintenance cost by gradually increasing the production of solar energy. Adopting sustainable activities as a part of environmental protection and gaining indirect benefits are leading as a model for other sectors. It is known that metro trains are currently running on the 62.8 km route in the three corridors within the twin cities. The trains start at 6 am and run incessantly till 11 pm providing convenient travel to people from different walks of life. But on the other hand, the metro rail company, which is a key part of the city’s transport system, is also improving solar energy production and attracting everyone’s attention. It has become interesting that mainly the city is doing its best to reduce carbon emissions.

8.35 MW electricity generation in depots.

There are 57 metro stations in the LBnagar-Miyapur, JBS-MGBS, Nagolu-Rayadurgam corridors within the city limits. More than 860 trips run through these stations every day. However, Telangana State Power Transmission Corporation is taking all measures for uninterrupted power supply to Hyderabad Metro Rail. The maximum electricity per day for the operation of the Metro Rail Corporation is around 125 MW. Meanwhile, approximately 7.63 lakh kilowatt hours/units are being consumed per day for trains and operating stations. Corridor-1 LBnagar-Miyapur, Corridor-3 Nagolu-Rayadurgam route consumes 450 kilowatt hours per trip, Corridor-3 JBSA-MGBS route consumes 300 kilowatt hours. However, Metro Rail and L&T companies have focused on solar energy generation to reduce the large amount of electricity consumed in the respective corridors. In this order, it has become interesting that more than 8.35 megawatts of captive solar power is being generated annually on the roofs of 28 metro stations, empty spaces in Uppal and Miyapur depots. It is noteworthy that 15 percent of the electricity used in 28 metro stations and offices is obtained through solar energy. L&T sources reveal that they are producing 10 million units per year in those areas.

Regenerative Braking System..

Along with solar power plants installed on the roofs of metro stations, metro trains are also using a regenerative braking system that generates electricity from the power generated when the brakes are applied. The regenerative braking system is a state-of-the-art converter, inverter based propulsion system. It is capable of pumping 35 percent of the energy received through regenerative braking back to the source. Officials say it will be more than 25 million units per year. Meanwhile, it is noteworthy that 20 stations of Hyderabad Metro Rail have received platinum certificate from Indian Green Building Council (IG BC), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Officials said that the Hyderabad Metro Rail also has many water wells to conserve water and restore the ground water level. It is mentioned that we are saving some amount of maintenance costs by using solar power.


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