Modi To Inaugurate Two New Solar Power Plants For Jal-kal, Konia Sps, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate two new solar power plants for Jal-Kal, Konia SPS

VARANASI: Apart from supplying potable water to city localities and lifting city’s sewerage, the Jal-Kal’s Bhelupur campus and Konia sewage pumping station (SPS) will soon start generating power through the newly-installed solar power plants, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his one-day visit to the city on Friday.

The two solar power plants are among the 19 projects, which will be inaugurated by the PM on the day. At Jal-Kal campus, the solar power plant worth Rs 17.24 crore has been built on 14,400 square metre area with installation of 3704 solar panels, including 10 solar trees. The PM had laid the foundation stone of the project on July 15, 2021.

Power generated from the two plants will be sent to the grid of the electricity department, said UP Jal Nigam’s executive engineer (urban) Shahroz Dost, adding that it will curtail power consumption of Jal-Kal’s water treatment plant and pumping station to a great extent.

The official said Jal-Kal’s WTP consumes 24,000 units and Konia station 10,000 units per day. The solar power plants at Jal-Kal have the capacity of 2.2 MW and Konia station plant is of 0.8 MW energy capacity. Power generated from these plants would reduce consumption of 9000 units of Jal-Kal and 3300 units at Konia station per day.

It will save over one third the power cost of both the agencies per day, he said, adding that power generated by their solar plants would be supplied to the grid of the electricity department. The mode of power consumption through feeders of the electricity department would continue, he said, clarifying that power generated from solar plants would not be consumed directly by the WTP or sewage pumping station.