Bangalore Metro floats tender for 20 MW of rooftop solar systems

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has floated a tender to set up 20 MW of gridconnected rooftop solar systems across its stations and depot buildings. The rooftop solar projects will be set up under the renewable energy service company model. According to the tender guidelines, the successful bidder will also be responsible for the operations and maintenance of the systems for a period of 25 years. The bid submission deadline is August 10, 2022.

In August 2021, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) had decided to collaborate with the Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) to set up electric charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) in all of its metro stations. In the first phase, charging points were to be installed at four metro stations as a pilot project. Once found viable, the project were to be extended to all the 22 metro stations in Kochi.

In the same month, KMPL had completed the installation of a 1.8 MW solar power plant at its Muttom coach depot. It had declared that the electricity assisted the metro operator in meeting 51 per cent of its overall power requirements from solar energy following the commissioning. Over the years, the fallow area near the Muttom depot has been used for setting up solar plants.

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