Renewable Energy Sources- Wind & Solar

a)  Wind

   MOU has been signed between Indian Railways and REMCL for setting up of windmills to the capacity of    157.5 MW.

  • Out of which 26 MW Windmill Plant in Khodiyasar Village, District Jaisalmer-Rajasthan  has been commissioned on 16th October 2015.
  • Remaining 131.5 MW Wind Mill are being planned to be installed in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

b) Solar:

Hon’ble Minister of Railways during his budget speech for the year 2015-16 has also announced:-

To reduce dependence on fossil fuels, it is intended to expand sourcing of Solar Power as part of the Solar Mission of Railways. Further, 1000 MW solar plants will be set up by the developers on Railway/private land and on rooftop of Railway buildings at their own cost with subsidy/viability gap funding support of Ministry of Non-Renewable Energy in next five years.

  • Consequently, Railway Board has mandated REMCL for installing 500 MW solar plants.
  • 200 MW Solar Projects are being planned under PSU scheme with VGF support of MNRE.