Delhi Secretariat to run on renewable energy soon

New Delhi: The Delhi Secretariat will soon become the first state secretariat of the country to run completely on renewable and solar energy, the AAP government today claimed.

To achieve the goal of making the national capital a "Solar City", Delhi government said that it has decided to start the work from Delhi Secretariat itself.

"Delhi Government in association with Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), is setting up a 3 MW ground-based Solar Power Plant at the vacant land of Indraprastha Power Station.

"This Solar power plant will be a showcase power plant that will supply power directly to Delhi Secretariat for the next 25 years. This will make Delhi Secretariat, the first State Secretariat of the country running completely on the renewable and green energy making it an environment friendly green building," a senior government official said, adding that the work on the project has already been started.

Besides making the Secretariat a green building, it will also bring down the electricity bills of Delhi Secretariat considerably. 

The official said that the plant will utilise latest technology including the tracker mechanism which will track the movement of sun for the maximum output. 

Delhi Government is also taking up steps to convert Delhi Secretariat into the most energy-efficient building by adopting various energy-efficient measures, he said.

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